The Falcon Thief
A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird
“Jeffrey Lendrum is a criminal extraordinaire who grew up in South Africa, honing not only his love of birds but his heists—stealing the eggs of rare birds of prey to sell to egg collectors around the world. Soon he was selling falcon eggs to Middle Eastern buyers where falcon racing is a multimillion dollar business and one egg can sell for thousands. Detective Andy McWilliam with the UK's National Wildlife Crime Unit is determined to stop Lendrum and protect the world's birds of prey. This true crime story has it all: mystery, adventure, and danger, making for a great read from start to finish.”Sandi, Brilliant Books Audio
If you enjoyed The Feather Thief, then you’ll love The Falcon Thief.
“Part true crime thriller, part wildlife/ornithology study and a bit of history and adventure. Like the author I was late to appreciating birds but now I’m interested in all sorts, and am amazed by their resilience, diversity and amazing feats. Hammer has a keen observation and writes in a fast-paced catchy way that will keep you enthralled even if you don’t think you will be. Good if you like unusual real stories.”Karin, Bookworm of Edwards
“The boldness of thieves continues to impresses me, and the Falcon Thief is no exception! This story is about the remarkable talent of Jeffrey Landrum in thieving eggs from endangered birds' nests, and how his obsession for collecting ultimately became his downfall. If you want a true crime that isn't bloody, this book is worth a listen! I was captivated the entire book, you will not be disappointed.”Chelsea, Tattered Cover
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