Jessica Speart

Author of Wildlife Fiction and Nonfiction

About Winged Obsession

In the tradition of The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean comes Winged Obsession—a gripping, real-life thriller that exposes the seedy underbelly of illegal butterfly trading. An acclaimed mystery writer and respected journalist specializing in wildlife issues, author Jessica Speart tells an extraordinary but true tale of greed, obsession, and sexual temptation, masterfully chronicling the downfall of the “Indiana Jones of insects” through the determined efforts of a rookie Fish and Wildlife agent who put his life on the line to stop him.

“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 best-selling author

Winged Obsession