The trade in illegal elephant ivory and rhino horn is the tip of an iceberg made of money used to finance terrorism, torture and murder. The political and social failures among some of the wealthiest and most politically powerful people in America, result in a corrupt, morally depraved view of the world and how it should run. CIA agent Michael Bishop is one of a cast of sharply etched characters in a story that takes readers from the African poaching grounds deep in the interior of Cameroon, through the rough, narrow and dangerous old streets of Marseille, to the seething, densely packed streets of New York City. Bishop is the one man who is prepared to follow the money trail at all costs to bring the worst kinds of criminals and terrorist networks to account. The trail is dangerous, the traps along the way are devious, and Bishop confronts some of the worst villains ever created for the modern thriller. The end game is about life and death, and a behind-the-scenes battle for freedom that most people never see.
“An exhilarating, globe-trekking espionage tale that delivers robust characters.”
“A whirlwind spy story that keeps the action going… told with humor and vigor.”
−Madeline Dennis-Yates for IndieReader
Keywords: All The Big Ones Are Dead, Illegal elephant ivory and rhino horn, CIA Interpol thriller, Terrorist financing and smuggling, Big game poaching, Morality vs greed and power, CIA officer Michael Bishop
About the Author
Galen Winter lived in Latin America, traveling extensively while negotiating and managing contracts with Latin governments and companies. He returned to the United States as a corporation attorney in Milwaukee and in Chicago. Later, he opened a law office in northern Wisconsin where, he writes, "man can associate with dogs and shotguns without arousing too much suspicion."
Winter has contributed hundreds of columns to several national and regional outdoor magazines. He has compiled a fish and wild game cookbook, written five volumes of short stories and published two novels.
Winter also found time to engage is his passion for hunting and fishing - preoccupations that have taken him from north of the Arctic Circle in Canada's Northwest Territories to Brazil's Amazon basin, Argentina's Patagonia, the waters off Ecuador, Costa Rica and Cuba and many other places where fish and game occur.
Winter holds a Political Science, a Masters in International Business Administration and a Doctor Juris degree.