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Trafficking, A Memoir of an Undercover Game Warden

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This compelling nonfiction work takes the reader into a convoluted eight month infiltration of a group of squalid criminals trafficking in wildlife by two undercover game wardens. Latham doesn’t hold back on the language in this book nor does he downplay the vile acts that occurred against both the human and wildlife victims in this twisted tale. If you think poachers are ...more
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Published April 16th 2012 by Tony H. Latham
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    Steph
    If you love wildlife then "Trafficking" will be an eye-opening read for you. It's a true story about a tough, and often ugly, job to protect the wildlife we cherish. We are so fortunate to have men, like Tony, and women who are willing to endure low pay, long hours and danger because they too love wildlife. You won't take the presence of wildlife for granted after reading this book.
    Marco
    I have never known a lot about the subject of wildlife (except for some fishing) so I found
    this subject to be fascinating. There are not a lot of books out there addressing this so it was definitely an eye opener. It was well written and read like a fast paced thriller with interesting subjects. Highly recommend!
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    Jun 06, 2012 C. marked it as to-read
    I am disappointed. Was looking forward to reading this book.
    awesomatik.com

    Tony Latham verbrachte 22 Jahre seines Lebens damit Wilddiebe zu verfolgen. Mal in und mal ohne Uniform. In "Trafficking" rekonstruiert er seinen wichtigsten Fall als Undercover Jagdaufseher.

    Zugegeben, die Übersetzung "Jagdaufseher" für "Game Warden" klingt auf deutsch nicht gerade "sexy". Und hierzulande dürfte der Job auch nicht ganz so spannend sein.
    Im Wilden Westen dagegen, fährt der Jagdaufseher mit Shotgun und Pickuptruck durch die dichte Wildnis, während sein Hund auf der Ladefläche die
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    Tony Latham
    Aug 21, 2012 Tony Latham rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
    I highly recommend this book! I had a hard time putting it down because it kept my interest from the first page through the last page. If you think all game wardens do is write citations, this book will really open your eyes. I came away from it with a new found appreciation of the dangerous work game wardens do while working undercover to protect our wildlife. Mr. Latham does an excellent job in describing the unsavory criminals and their operations and the great lengths to which he and his par ...more
    Tom
    Latham does an excellent job of showing the real stress of working as an undercover game warden. Operating under a dual role, uniformed officer one week then the next week as an undercover warden with a fictitious name and a made up personal history. The book gives insight into life of a violator that kills animals for financial gain.
    Jeanne
    Wildlife lovers - here's a shock to the system!
    Living in an area rich in wildlife that periodically sees poaching cases come up in court, I was curious how these cases were investigated. This book tells in detail the story of game wardens going undercover to make such a case. The story is a real eye-opener, with illegal hunting, illegal selling of game and fish, and animal cruelty. The game wardens showed tremendous courage going undercover amongst gun-toting, violent, and often drunken criminal
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    Terry Thomas
    This is a good story. If you are a wildlife lover, it is a little scary to realize just how much poaching goes on that is never prosecuted. It really takes guts for these officers to go undercover with some really bad people and to be able to play the role to completion. I would recommend (and have) this book to everyone with any interest in wildlife.
    Tina
    I won this book through a goodreads.com giveaway. Before reading this book I didn't know much about what a Game Wardens job involved besides making sure people had hunting/fishing licenses. I really enjoyed reading this and I have a whole new respect for what Game Wardens do. Great book, Tony Latham! Thank you!
    Diane Zavotsky
    Story flowed well, interesting to someone who didn't know much about the job of a game warden .And since he is local and tlaking aobut familiar places alwyas adds to the appeal of the book, but not necessary to enjoy it.Looking forward to a book group discussion on it that the author will attend.
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    Tony Latham grew up wanting to be a game warden like his great uncle Hawley Hill in the 1950s and ’60s. His first career involved chasing wildfires in the interior of Alaska. (He claims to have caught one once.) After his fire career Tony spent 22 years pursuing wildlife thieves both in and out of uniform with Idaho Fish and Game.
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