Killing for Profit
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 SUNDAY TIMES ALAN PATON AWARD
A terrifying true story of greed, corruption, depravity and ruthless criminal enterprise…
On the black markets of Southeast Asia, rhino horn is worth more than gold, cocaine and heroin. This is the chilling story of a two-year-long investigation into a dangerous criminal underworld and the merciless syndicates that will stop at nothing to obtain their prize. It is a tale of greed, folly and corruption, and of an increasingly desperate battle to save the rhino — which has survived for more than fifty million years — from extinction.
Killing for Profit is a compelling, meticulous and revelatory account of one of the world’s most secretive trades. It exposes the poachers, gangsters, con men, mercenaries, killers, gunrunners, diplomats, government officials and crime bosses behind the slaughter. And it follows the bloody trail from the front lines of the rhino wars in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to the medicine markets of Vietnam and the lair of a wildlife-trafficking kingpin on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos…
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Julian is the winner of the 2014 Marsh Marjan Award. This Award is run in partnership with the Marjan Centre for the Study of Conflict and Conservation within the Department of War Studies at King’s College in London and is given annually to someone who has made an invaluable contribution to an area where conflict and conservation overlap. CLICK HERE for more information on the prize.