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Shoot the Bastards

(2018)
(The first book in the Crystal Nguyen Thriller series)
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"From Minnesota to South Africa to Mozambique to Vietnam, Michael Stanley's Shoot the Bastards is an extraordinary tale of the extreme measures taken to combat international poaching and smuggling." —C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wolf Pack

When her friend Michael Davidson goes missing while researching a National Geographic story on rhino poaching and rhino-horn smuggling, investigative journalist Crystal Nguyen wangles a NG assignment to try to find him and finish his story. Within a week in Africa she's been hunting poachers, hunted by their bosses, and arrested in connection with a murder. Plus, everyone is after a briefcase full of money that she doesn't want, but can't safely get rid of.

Crystal quickly realizes how little she knows about Africa and about the war between poachers and conservation officers. What she does know is she must find Michael and she's committed to preventing a major plot to secure a huge number of horns. She heads to the major market, Vietnam, dodging the local mafia while uncovering leads. Exposing the financing is only half the battle. Harder will be convincing South African authorities to take action before it's too late—for the rhinos and for her.

Michael Stanley, author of the award-winning Detective Kubu mystery series, introduces an intriguing new protagonist while exposing one of southern Africa's most vicious conflicts with its Asian puppet-masters.

Genre: Thriller

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Used availability for Michael Stanley's Shoot the Bastards

Hardback Editions

June 2019 : USA Hardback

Title: Dead of Night
Author(s): Michael Stanley
ISBN: 1-4642-1165-5 / 978-1-4642-1165-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shoot the Bastards (Crystal Nguyen Thriller)
Author(s): Michael Stanley
ISBN: 1-4642-1166-3 / 978-1-4642-1166-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shoot the Bastards (Crystal Nguyen Thriller)
Author(s): Michael Stanley
ISBN: 1-4642-1167-1 / 978-1-4642-1167-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead of Night
Author(s): Michael Stanley
ISBN: 1-912374-25-0 / 978-1-912374-25-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orenda Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Shoot the Bastards (Crystal Nguyen Thriller Book 1)
Author(s): Michael Stanley
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead of Night
Author(s): Michael Stanley
Publisher: ORENDA BOOKS
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU