Lizard Eyes: A Travis Gannon Crime Fiction Thriller

Lizard Eyes: A Travis Gannon Crime Fiction Thriller

by Chick LaPointe


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Travis Gannon, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Officer, and his wife Angel are plunged into two vicious black market operations. What begins as an investigation of the lucrative black market exotic pet trade in Michigan expands into the global trade in organ harvesting in India. Corneas are being surgically taken from the eyes of children in orphanages in India and sold in underground markets for thousands of dollars. Travis stumbles on a long-boned skeleton in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that leads to danger and intrigue. Angel is assisting the planning and crackdown on the Detroit pet sources that abuse and market illicit animal sales that include kinkajous, Fiji green-banded lizards, and sugar gliders. Out of necessity, Travis and Angel are separated to work on the two felonious projects. The trail leads to ruthless motorcycle gangs, smuggling, murder, and criminal exploitation of children in the orphanages of faraway India. Both Travis and Angel are out of their element and struggle to cope with the dangers that surround them and lurks in both settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537002040
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/09/2016
Pages: 166
Sales rank: 717,014
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Leonard L. (Chick) LaPointe is the Francis Eppes Distinguished Professor of Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University. He is on the faculty in the College of Medicine and in the Program in Neuroscience at Florida State University. He and his wife Corinne live in Tallahassee, Florida in a refurbished church.
He was raised in the railroad village of Channing, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and received his Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and his Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado. He has served as an invited Visiting Professor at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; the University of Hong Kong; the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand; and Mahidol University Medical School in Bangkok, Thailand. He was recently named as a Distinguished Alumnus from both Michigan State University and the University of Colorado.
His first crime fiction novel is Blood Ice and is available at
His biography Paul Broca and the Origins of Language in the Brain was written in Paris and is also available on He enjoys salt water, music, wine and the culinary arts, reading, writing, humor, and the cultivation of optimism and the absurd.
Contact Chick LaPointe at

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