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February 8 2020
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Flights of (expensive, often illegal) fancy: falcons await their release on a hunting trip near Abu Dhabi.

The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird by Joshua Hammer

In my newsroom days, when a reporter had one of those occasional stories that topped anything a novelist or screenwriter might invent, he was encouraged to “Get out of its way.”

That is, Just tell it. Nothing fancy required.

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