The Case of the Missing Cobras by Kathy Kaye

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Not a whole lot happens in Arlington, Virginia during the month of August, so when two Fish and Wildlife law enforcement agents get assigned a case to track down the cause of Thailand's disappearing king cobra population, they're not in much of a hurry, nor are they excited about what they're certain is a wild goose chase. With a rookie sidekick, they figure it's the same old story: poachers running wild in the wild. Still, the U.S. Secretary of State is due to visit Thailand in two weeks, and she'd prefer that the case of the missing cobras were closed. When their rookie's busywork pans into something larger, it becomes clear that there's a lot more at stake than a few missing snakes.
Based on true events from the 1950s, The Case of the Missing Cobras is a smart, edgy thriller that offers readers an ecological whodunit about man's dominion over nature, and the consequences of cornering the market on the world's exotic species.

About Kathy Kaye

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Kathy Kaye is a medical writer and former managing editor at the American Medical Association, producing such works as the American Medical Association Family Medical Guide, the American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine, and The AMA/Reader's Digest Home Medical Library. She also was a contributing writer to the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide. Kaye has been associated for many years with Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, both on staff and in her own business, Kaye Communications. She lives in Shoreline, WA.
Published January 24, 2011 by 454 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A former managing editor at the American Medical Association, Kaye does a superior job of making illegal trafficking in venomous snakes an intriguing premise in this solid contemporary thriller.

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