A terrifying true story of greed, corruption, depravity and ruthless criminal enterprise.

On the black markets of Southeast Asia, rhino horn is worth more than gold, cocaine and heroin. This book is the story of a more than two-year-long investigation into a dangerous criminal underworld where merciless syndicates will stop at nothing to attain their prize. It is a tale of greed, folly and corruption, and of an increasingly desperate battle to save rhinos - which have existed for more than 50 million years.
Killing for Profit is a meticulous and devastating account of one of the world’s most secretive trades. It exposes poachers, scoundrels, gangsters, conmen, mercenaries, killers, gun-runners, diplomats, government officials and kingpins behind the slaughter. And it follows the bloody trail from the frontlines of the rhino wars to the lair of a wildlife-trafficking kingpin on the banks of the Mekong River.


Morning Live with Leane Manas from Julian Rademeyer on Vimeo.

Morning Live discusses Killing for Profit

Julian Rademeyer discusses  Killing for Profit, with Leane Manas on SABC 2’s Morning Live programme… Tweet

Operation Lock’s Secret

This is one of the operational reports compiled in June 1989 by Colonel Ian Crooke, the leader of Operation Lock, an ill-fated covert plan to combat rhino poaching and assassinate rhino horn dealers in Southern Africa. The strange tale is the subject of two chapters in Killing for Profit. Crooke, a decorated  SAS veteran led […]

Al Jazeera: Discussing the wildlife trafficking underworld

Julian Rademeyer joins Quyen Vu from Education for Nature Vietnam, Teresa Telecky from Humane Society International and Lisa Fletcher, host of Al Jazeera’s The Stream, for a discussion on wildlife trafficking, armed conflict and the ruthless criminal syndicates that are driving a lucrative and deadly trade in rhino horn, ivory and animal parts. Visit the show’s […]

Verpligte leesstof tref tussen die oë

Maak jou gereed vir ’n riller oor wildstropers, wapensmokkelaars, moordenaars, korrupte politici, diplomate, wildboere, jagters, prostitute en ’n klomp uitvaagsels sonder wie die wêreld ’n beter plek sou wees, skryf Magda Swart in Beeld. Was dit maar ’n storie deur een of ander slim skrywer, sou ’n mens wonder waar hy aan sy ryke verbeelding […]