THE ORCHID THIEF.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Random House, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A true story of beauty and obsession" this is an excursion into the world of orchid collectors, fanatics and smugglers - and the story of one of those smugglers - John LaRouche - who was caught stealing rare specimens (which he planned to clone) from the swamps of South Florida.. Basis (sort of) for the movie "Adaptation." Bibliography. 284 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-679-447393.
Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (partially price-clipped.)