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Malaysia’s The Star: “as compelling a read as any best-selling thriller.”

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Two Sundays ago, Malaysia’s NST ran two full pages on the The Lizard King.  This week, Malaysia’s largest newspaper, The Star, runs this wonderful review.  Azrina Abdullah is Regional Director of TRAFFIC Southeast Asia, the highly respected wildlife trade monitoring organization.

 The Star Online > Lifebookshelf Sunday September 28, 2008

Enthralling stuff

Review by AZRINA ABDULLAH

The shadowy world of illegal wildlife trading is laid bare in this non-fiction book that reads like a thriller.

 THE LIZARD KING
The True Crimes and Passions of the World’s Greatest Reptile Smugglers
By Bryan Christy
Publisher: Twelve, 256 pages
ISBN: 978-0446580953

 IT’S been compared to the illegal drugs and arms trade: experts estimate that profits from the world’s illegal trade in wildlife runs into billions of dollars. But, just like the drugs trade, illegal wildlife trading is a shadowy, little known world. (more…)