‘Dogs are now involved in about 90% of all arrests of poachers’ – Tony Park chats about his new novel, Scent of Fear
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Tony Park was in the Expresso studio to chat about his new novel, Scent of Fear.
Park discussed the research behind the book and the continual fight against animal poaching.
Set in Africa, Scent of Fear is an action-packed thriller that looks at the world of tracker dogs and their handlers employed in the war against poaching on the continent.
‘It’s crucial and very successful,’ Park says. ‘Dogs are now involved in about 90% of all arrests of poachers, and what we’re seeing is that where dogs are effectively employed, such as in the Kruger Park, the poachers are staying away, so not only do they catch them, they’re a deterrent.’
When asked who would enjoy the book, Park says: ‘As men and women are involved in this fight, if there’s males or females who like dogs, they might like this book.
‘Anyone with an interest in wildlife or the bush might be interested in the book, and to learn a little bit more – not just about the scope of the problem but about the good work that’s being done in this country.
‘We must never lose sight of the fact that there are great men and women, and dogs, putting their lives on the line every day to protect rhinos and other wildlife. That’s what I’ve tried to get across in this book.’
Watch the video:
Leigh-Anne Williams and Katlego Maboe chat to Tony Park Author about his 16th novel, #ScentOfFear, his research behind the book and the continual fight against animal poaching. (via Expresso Morning Show – SABC 3)
Posted by Pan Macmillan South Africa on Monday, January 21, 2019