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Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler
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One of the world's most beautiful endangered species, butterflies are as lucrative as gorillas, pandas, and rhinos on the black market. In this cutthroat $200 million business, no one was more successful—or posed a greater ecological danger—than Yoshi Kojima, the kingpin of butterfly smugglers.

In Winged Obsession, author Jessica Speart tells the riveting true story of rookie U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agent Ed Newcomer's determined crusade to halt the career of a brazen and ingenious criminal with an almost supernatural sixth sense for survival. But the story doesn't end there. Speart chronicles her own attempts, while researching the book, to befriend Kojima before betraying him—unaware that the cagey smuggler had his own plans to make the writer a player in his illegal butterfly trade.

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Jessica Speart. (2012). Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler. HarperCollins.

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Jessica Speart. 2012. Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler. HarperCollins.

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Jessica Speart, Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler. HarperCollins, 2012.

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Jessica Speart. Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler. HarperCollins, 2012. Web.

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In Winged Obsession, author Jessica Speart tells the riveting true story of rookie U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agent Ed Newcomer's determined crusade to halt the career of a brazen and ingenious criminal with an almost supernatural sixth sense for survival. But the story doesn't end there. Speart chronicles her own attempts, while researching the book, to befriend Kojima before betraying him—unaware that the cagey smuggler had his own plans to make the writer a player in his illegal butterfly trade.

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        Winged Obsession offers a fascinating glimpse into the illegal market in exotic and endangered butterflies....By the end of Winged Obsession, I was rooting for creatures I didn't know existed before I read the book. — Miami Herald

        Butterfly smugglers? Who knew? Journalist Jessica Speart chases down the butterfly world's most elusive criminal, the notorious Yoshi Kojima, in her fantastic new book. It's a journey with the twists and turns of a taut thriller — like The Orchid Thief, only with wings. — Daily Candy

        Meet the Hannibal Lecter of the conservation world... this expose reads like a thriller and proves once again that truth is stranger than fiction. — Lee Child, New York Times Bestselling author

        Winged Obsession is an unputdownable thriller.... I loved this book! — Lisa Scottoline, New York Times Bestselling author

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In Winged Obsession, author Jessica Speart tells the riveting true story of rookie U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agent Ed Newcomer's determined crusade to halt the career of a brazen and ingenious criminal with an almost supernatural sixth sense for survival. But the story doesn't end there. Speart chronicles her own attempts, while researching the book, to befriend Kojima before betraying him—unaware that the cagey smuggler had his own plans to make the writer a player in his illegal butterfly trade.

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