Shell Games: A True Story of Cops, Con Men, and the Smuggling of America’s Strangest Wildlife (Paperback)

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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.

Praise For…


“[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.”

“Riveting...Ed Volz and Doug Tobin are perfect antagonists.”

“Endlessly fascinating.”

“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.”

“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.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061537141
ISBN-10: 0061537144
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: April 12th, 2011
Pages: 288
Language: English