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For thirty years, Lucinda Delaney Schroeder held an unusual government position: she was one of the handful of women special agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Her job: to investigate crimes against wildlife. Unlike the majority of hunters who respect both their prey and the laws, evidence was piling up against an unscrupulous outfitter who was decimating populations of big game in Alaska's Brooks Range. In August 1992, she accepted an assignment that forever changed — and endangered — her life. She left her husband and seven-year-old daughter behind in Wisconsin and posed as a big-game hunter in Alaska in order to infiltrate an international ring of poachers out to kill the biggest and best of that state's wildlife.

A Hunt for Justice recounts her dramatic story — a story she was not legally permitted to write about until her retirement in 2004.

Risking personal safety, Schroeder joined a team of government agents to expose and arrest the poachers. Posing as "Jayne," a divorcee who was willing to break the rules in order to hunt trophy animals, the diminutive blue-eyed blonde fooled criminals so wily that their crimes could only be cracked from within. A Hunt for Justice takes readers along on Schroeder's dangerous and exciting mission. More than simply an adventure or true-crime tale, it's a story of a woman surviving in a male-dominated field, a woman against the wilderness, and a wife and mother risking it all for a cause she believes in. Whether you are a crime buff, nature lover, sports hunter, or someone who just loves a gripping-first-person tale of justice triumphing over evil, this book is for you.

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"This consistently engrossing first-person account by a retired special agent with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gives readers the inside track on a 1992 undercover hunt for illegal poachers in the Alaskan wilderness. One of nine women in an often misogynist agency of 210, Schroeder brings to life a motley crew of characters. Lewd, unreliable and usually drunk Roy Hanson is a paid informant who poses as the happily married Schroeder's 'boyfriend' and hunting partner. Moose James, a poacher and cunning guide who treats his wife like a servant, bolsters his big ego with the carcasses of hundreds of grizzly bears, bighorn sheep and other trophy animals. The mastermind behind a secret operation that guarantees rich hunters their quarry by herding animals with small planes, Bob Bowman brags that he'll kill any undercover cop who infiltrates his camp. A Spanish client, Pedro, is shameless about his greed: 'Every hunter should get what they want, no matter what it takes.' Although the penalties imposed by the undercover sting seem unusually light given the danger, and the time, money and energy expended, and the line between legal 'harvesting' and illegal poaching will blur for nonhunters, Schroeder illuminates an unusual, insular world with unflinching grit and good humor." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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An explosive first-person account of an illegal Alaskan big-game hunting camp brought down by one woman

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Selected for the 2007 Amelia Bloomer Project list of recommended feminist literature for young readers
 
For thirty years, Lucinda Delaney Schroeder held an unusual government position: she was one of the handful of women special agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In August 1992, she accepted an assignment that forever changed--and endangered--her life. She posed as a big-game hunter in Alaska in order to infiltrate an international ring of poachers out to kill the biggest and best of that state's wildlife.

A Hunt for Justice recounts her dramatic story--a story she was not legally permitted to write about until her retirement in 2004.

Synopsis:

Selected for the 2007 Amelia Bloomer Project list of recommended feminist literature for young readers
 
In the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, a clandestine and unscrupulous hunting outfitter is illegally killing untold numbers of big game animals. His wealthy clients, mostly from Europe, insist that they hunt only the biggest and best of Alaska's wildlife.

In this rare look inside an undercover wildlife investigation, Lucinda Delaney Schroeder reveals how she infiltrates this iron-clad camp by posing as a trophy hunter. For eleven nerve-racking days, she gathers evidence intended to shut down what had become an out-of-control, international poaching ring. But in the end, would it be enough?

A Hunt for Justice takes readers along on Schroeder's dangerous and exciting mission as she puts her life on the line to crack this illegal hunting operation and bring to justice those who lived by the "creed of greed." More than an adventure, this true-crime story unveils the perils faced by a woman as she courageously pits herself against the Alaskan wilderness and goes undercover in a man's world to risk it all for a cause she believes in.

About the Author

Lucinda D. Schroeder was a special agent with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1974 to 2004. She was not allowed to write about her experiences until she retired, but in 1994, she appeared on A&E to discuss the operation. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Learn more at www.ahuntforjustice.com

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Tammy Tollefson, November 24, 2008 (view all comments by Tammy Tollefson)
As an animal lover and a woman, I found this book both heart-breaking and encouraging on so many levels. Delaney's career, the justice she seeks and the ugly underbelly of the poaching world are all rolled into an eye-opening adventure of good triumphing over evil. It's also a sad testament to the horrific demise of our nation's wildlife by those who show such utter disregard for the rules by which the rest of us abide. I just wish there were hundreds more Lucinda Delaneys out there.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781592288823
Author:
Schroeder, Lucinda Delaney
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Animal Rights
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Undercover wildlife agents -- United States.
Subject:
Schroeder, Lucinda Delaney
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
General Nature
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page bandw insert
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 296 pages Lyons Press - English 9781592288823 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This consistently engrossing first-person account by a retired special agent with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gives readers the inside track on a 1992 undercover hunt for illegal poachers in the Alaskan wilderness. One of nine women in an often misogynist agency of 210, Schroeder brings to life a motley crew of characters. Lewd, unreliable and usually drunk Roy Hanson is a paid informant who poses as the happily married Schroeder's 'boyfriend' and hunting partner. Moose James, a poacher and cunning guide who treats his wife like a servant, bolsters his big ego with the carcasses of hundreds of grizzly bears, bighorn sheep and other trophy animals. The mastermind behind a secret operation that guarantees rich hunters their quarry by herding animals with small planes, Bob Bowman brags that he'll kill any undercover cop who infiltrates his camp. A Spanish client, Pedro, is shameless about his greed: 'Every hunter should get what they want, no matter what it takes.' Although the penalties imposed by the undercover sting seem unusually light given the danger, and the time, money and energy expended, and the line between legal 'harvesting' and illegal poaching will blur for nonhunters, Schroeder illuminates an unusual, insular world with unflinching grit and good humor." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , An explosive first-person account of an illegal Alaskan big-game hunting camp brought down by one woman
"Synopsis" by ,
Selected for the 2007 Amelia Bloomer Project list of recommended feminist literature for young readers
 
For thirty years, Lucinda Delaney Schroeder held an unusual government position: she was one of the handful of women special agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In August 1992, she accepted an assignment that forever changed--and endangered--her life. She posed as a big-game hunter in Alaska in order to infiltrate an international ring of poachers out to kill the biggest and best of that state's wildlife.

A Hunt for Justice recounts her dramatic story--a story she was not legally permitted to write about until her retirement in 2004.

"Synopsis" by ,
Selected for the 2007 Amelia Bloomer Project list of recommended feminist literature for young readers
 
In the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, a clandestine and unscrupulous hunting outfitter is illegally killing untold numbers of big game animals. His wealthy clients, mostly from Europe, insist that they hunt only the biggest and best of Alaska's wildlife.

In this rare look inside an undercover wildlife investigation, Lucinda Delaney Schroeder reveals how she infiltrates this iron-clad camp by posing as a trophy hunter. For eleven nerve-racking days, she gathers evidence intended to shut down what had become an out-of-control, international poaching ring. But in the end, would it be enough?

A Hunt for Justice takes readers along on Schroeder's dangerous and exciting mission as she puts her life on the line to crack this illegal hunting operation and bring to justice those who lived by the "creed of greed." More than an adventure, this true-crime story unveils the perils faced by a woman as she courageously pits herself against the Alaskan wilderness and goes undercover in a man's world to risk it all for a cause she believes in.

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