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Oceans are being plundered, leading to many species of whales, sharks, dolphins and tuna swimming inexorably towards extinction. Yet human demands to destroy these precious creatures continue unabated, and criminal enterprises ruthlessly control much of the supply chain.

   

Various organisations oppose the dark forces behind these barbaric trades, but with limited success. One woman, following the assassination of her marine conservationist father, decides the crime syndicates must be stopped and confronts them in the only language they understand – violence, something in which she is highly trained and experienced.

       

Supported by similarly qualified companions, Claire Armstrong engages in ferocious entanglements with Asian crime syndicates, soon learning that just one criminal enterprise controls all the others. Fronted by the formidable Hong Kong-based Campbell’s Trading Company, Sir Iain Campbell heads an all-pervading, sinister and secretive global crime group, Demesne.

     

Each side determines to destroy the other, as oceans and their magnificent creatures remain in jeopardy.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This book reflects some of my encounters and experiences relating to the brutal slaughter of millions of magnificent creatures of the deep oceans. Dolphins, whales, sharks and many other animals are being systematically wiped out for human greed. My story is about confronting the perpetrators of this carnage and putting an end to mankind's betrayal of our oceans' inhabitants. 

The story has its roots in Hong Kong, the global conduit for much of the worlds trade in illegal animal and marine smuggled goods. It revolves around organised crime, the triads in Hong Kong, and Yakusa in Japan, their close ties with corrupted government officials, and the never ending battle by campaigners, environmentalists and law enforcement to put an end to their bloody trade.

 

Having spent much of my career seeing at first hand the effect of this underworld activity, I have come to know most of the players portrayed in this novel. Environmentalists and criminals, the good and the bad in governments and private enterprises, they are all here awaiting your judgement! Check out the videos below...

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Hong Kong
Interview on RTHK TV and Radio 3 - Monday 8th June 2020
with Phil Whelan, RTHK, Andrea Richey, Executive Director, HK Shark Foundation and myself (Advisory Board Director, HKSF)