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Winged Obsession

Dr. Art Evans interviews Jessica Speart the author of several mysteries and a freelance journalist in wildlife enforcement issues. Her latest book is the non-fiction thriller Winged Obsession which exposes a world of greed and smuggling – the illegal and lucrative trade in exotic butterflies. The story centers on Obsession. The obsession of Yoshi Kojima, a Japanese merchant of illegally acquired species, especially rare and endangered ones. The obsession of U.S. Fish and Wildlife agent Ed Newcomer who worked undercover for three years to bust Kojima. The obsession of the author who wanted to know everything she could know about the case and especially about the Japanese smuggler and who traveled to Japan to ferret him out on her own.