• C'est l'histoire immémoriale de l'ascension puis du déclin d'un seigneur de la savane, l'éléphant. Un récit fait d'amitiés, de loyautés et de trahisons. Un drame shakespearien sous le soleil de Namibie, au coeur du parc national d'Etosha, devant les yeux de Caitlin O'Connell.
    La chercheuse découvre au fil de ses vingt ans de terrain, que contrairement à ce que l'on pensait depuis longtemps, tous ces mâles, jeunes et vieux, forts ou fluets, grands et petits font société.

  • “The scientist that Caitlin O’Connell is shines through her first work of fiction, a thriller set against the illegal ivory poaching trade in Africa. With descriptions and dialect so real you feel as if you might be turning pages while sitting deep in the bush, and a skillful narrative that teaches while it thrills, this novel is a win for any animal lover or reader with a conservationist’s heart.”--Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time
    INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD FINALIST • In a blockbuster debut thriller brimming with majestic wildlife, village politics, and international intrigue, a chilling quadruple homicide raises the stakes in the battle to save Africa’s elephants.
    Still grieving over the tragic death of her fiancé, American wildlife biologist Catherine Sohon leaves South Africa and drives to a remote outpost in northeast Namibia, where she plans to face off against the shadowy forces of corruption and relentless human greed in the fight against elephant poaching. Undercover as a census pilot tracking the local elephant population, she’ll really be collecting evidence on the ruthless ivory traffickers.
    But before she even reaches her destination, Catherine stumbles onto a scene of horrifying carnage: three people shot dead in their car, and a fourth nearby--with his brain removed. The slaughter appears to be the handiwork of a Zambian smuggler known as “the witchdoctor,” a figure reviled by activists and poachers alike. Forced to play nice with local officials, Catherine finds herself drawn to the prickly but charismatic Jon Baggs, head of the Ministry of Conservation, whose blustery exterior belies his deep investment in the poaching wars.
    Torn between her developing feelings and her unofficial investigation, she takes to the air, only to be grounded by a vicious turf war between competing factions of a black-market operation that reaches far beyond the borders of Africa. With the mortality rate--both human and animal--skyrocketing, Catherine races to intercept a valuable shipment. Now she’s flying blind, and a cunning killer is on the move.
    Praise for Ivory Ghosts
    “A truly fascinating thriller that beautifully conveys the story of those magnificent creatures, the elephants, and the poachers who try to destroy them. Bravo!”--Mary Higgins Clark, #1 New York Times bestselling author of I’ve Got You Under My Skin
    “A vibrant, muckraking mystery that will be difficult to forget.”--Kirkus Reviews

  • In this pulse-pounding follow-up to Ivory Ghosts--hailed by Jodi Picoult as “a win for any animal lover or reader with a conservationist’s heart”--wildlife biologist Catherine Sohon ventures into the darkest corners of China to hunt the world’s deadliest poachers.
    Catherine Sohon has gone undercover in the Chinese underworld, where the illegal ivory trade is at an all-time high. Posing as a foreign buyer in the backroom of the Beijing Antique Market, she’s closing in on the smuggler who has eluded her since Namibia. Then ruthless gunmen burst in, leaving death in their wake and turning Catherine into a suspect in a triad turf war.
    After a close call with a king cobra on a boat full of endangered wildlife, new clues propel her across the country, from open markets to an ivory carving factory in Guangzhou to the forests of southern Yunnan, home to the precious few remaining Chinese-Asian elephants. Her quest pits her against the same vicious trafficking kingpin--only now it’s clear that even high-level officials are looking the other way as the world’s endangered species flood into China from all across Asia and Africa. And when an old lover pays a surprise visit, Catherine is forced to confront the agonizing choices that still haunt her.
    As Catherine races to execute a daring sting operation along the mountainous border of Myanmar, a shocking betrayal sends her into a tailspin. Now her life depends on the bond forged with an elephant named Lu Lu. Meanwhile, in the shadows awaits a powerful new adversary--someone with far more at stake than Catherine could possibly know.
    Praise for Caitlin O’Connell’s Ivory Ghosts
    “The scientist that Caitlin O’Connell is shines through her first work of fiction, a thriller set against the illegal ivory poaching trade in Africa. With descriptions and dialect so real you feel as if you might be turning pages while sitting deep in the bush, and a skillful narrative that teaches while it thrills, this novel is a win for any animal lover or reader with a conservationist’s heart.”--Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Times
    “A truly fascinating thriller that beautifully conveys the story of those magnificent creatures, the elephants, and the poachers who try to destroy them. Bravo!”--Mary Higgins Clark, #1 New York Times bestselling author of I’ve Got You Under My Skin
    “A vibrant, muckraking mystery that will be difficult to forget.”--Kirkus Reviews

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