Shell Games

A True Story of Cops, Con Men, and the Smuggling of America's Strangest Wildlife

by Craig Welch

On Sale: 04/12/2011

Shell Games

A True Story of Cops, Con Men, and the Smuggling of America's Strangest Wildlife

by Craig Welch

On Sale: 04/12/2011

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About the Book

A unique blend of natural history and crime drama, Shell Games by Craig Welch is a riveting tale of rogues, scoundrels, and the hunt for nature’s bounty in the tradition of The Orchid Thief. A stranger-than-fiction true story centered around a larger-than-life character who pursued a larger-than-life clam—the Geoduck—and then led wildlife police on a two-year-long chase, Shell Games is enthralling and remarkable from page one on.

Critical Praise

“[A]n engrossing tale of both human excesses and the attempts of a few brave souls’ to curb them. Everyone, not just the denizens of Puget Sound, has a stake in this battle’s outcome.” — Washington Post

“Riveting...Ed Volz and Doug Tobin are perfect antagonists.” — Wall Street Journal

“Endlessly fascinating.” — Seattle Times

“Welch brings us into the underworld of shellfish smuggling from multiple angles...Shell Games is an eye-opener, exposing a murky world operating just below the surface.” — Oregonian

“With hit men, snitches, and midnight smuggling runs, this book has all the adventure of a Miami Vice episode. That it reads like a detective novel - with the quarry being millions of dollars of freakishly large clams - is testament to the formidable writing and reporting talents of Craig Welch.” — Mark Obmascik, author of The Big Year and 2009 National Outdoor Book Award winner for Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled - and Knuckleheaded - Quest for the Rocky Mountain High

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061537141
  • ISBN 10: 0061537144
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 04/12/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : NATURE / Animals / Fish
  • BISAC2 : SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Marine Biology
  • BISAC3 : NATURE / Animals / Marine Life

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