Bloodhorn, a novel on rhino poachers is out.
By the time you have read the first chapter, somewhere in Africa a rhino will have been murdered and its horn hacked off with a chainsaw. It’s happening every day, and it’s happening on our watch. The extinction of one of the world’s most iconic creatures is imminent.
In the Far East, millions of gullible people believed that ground rhino horn is a miracle cure for anything from cancer to impotency. Demand is soaring, and ounce for ounce, horn is worth more than gold.
In Yemen, sheiks are prepared to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to have a horn as a ceremonial dagger handle.
And with such lucrative stakes, no risk is too high and no response to threats too brutal. The wildlife mafia which has tentacles from the southern tip of Africa to the Far East will slaughter anyone that gets in their way.
Read the book … part fiction, part fact, but as topical as today’s headlines.