I bought "Animal Investigators" after reading an article on Time.com because I enjoy mysteries and true crime books. It's a quick read, and I finished it in just two days. The engaging narrative brought me right into each of the three cases: walrus poaching, bear poaching for their gall bladders and illegally selling Amazon Indian feathered headdresses. I felt like I was right there with the undercover agents and scientists as they solved these true cases of crimes against wildlife. Most of all, I was astounded to learn how pervasive illegal wildlife trafficking is. It's hard to believe that it's happening in every state. Yet the book is not doom and gloom. I found it uplifting because it shows that for every ingenious method these criminals use to hide and smuggle endangered species, the good guys can meet the challenge. The science these folks are doing to catch smugglers is fascinating--and Neme makes it come alive. Even after a bear gall bladder or rhino horn has been ground up into a powdered medicine, these scientists can identify it. That ability's had an amazing impact on wildlife law enforcement. But as Neme points out, we still need more--and that's up to us to watch what we buy and push for greater penalties. You'll be glad you bought this book as a first step. I am!