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Should be NYT Best Seller!!

"Excellent book!! Well written, gripping story line, seamlessly incorporates real world events with fictional ones. Love the characters!!"

Poachers beware!

"A very satisfying black comedy about revenge, in which abusers of animals and the planet get their comeuppance in brutal, often amusing ways. Extremely well written in an energetic style that reads like the wind and moves like a film, which it should be. All the while focusing on a serious subject that needs worldwide attention."

Downright entertaining!

"A fun read! Action, humor, international settings. Totally a writer’s fantasy of a relevant topic."

It is not for the faint-of-heart. 

"This book was very entertaining. I really enjoyed the meticulous detail on locations. It’s fun to imagine having taken revenge on thoughtless, entitled, rich hunters."

Blood of the Beast

By M. Ward Leon

Blood of the Beast is the story of an international French eco-terrorist group who has taken its name, 'Le Gang de la Clé de Singe, ' from Edward Abbey's novel The Monkey Wrench Gang. Although they originally formed to combat large corporations who showed little or no regard for the environment, they have recently decided to wage a world war against all poachers and big game hunters, as well as anybody in the world that targets any animals for sport, all in the name of Mother Nature. Leading the charge are two friends, Todd Styles (aka Rodin, ) a Vietnam draft dodger who has become a leader in the international eco-terrorist group and Buzz Murdoch, a Hippie stoner living in Jamaica with his sidekick: a 1600-pound Bumble Bee Grouper. Blood of the Beast interweaves Rodin's life of eco-terrorism, murder, and revenge with Buzz's laidback peace-loving existence, ultimately bringing them together to fight a common enemy.


Le Gang de la Clé de Singe encounters many enemies, from elephant poachers in Africa to Japanese whalers in the Antarctic. Their targets range from a pro- football cheerleader to a Nazi sympathizer to a wealthy ex-presidential candidate and his family. Members of Le Gang de la Clé de Singe always leave a special calling card: a yellow flag emblazoned with a black skull and crossed wrenches hung around their victim's neck. They are ruthless and show no mercy, be it man or woman there are no exceptions. The gang is considered by every nation to be pirates and outlaws leaving them constantly on the run to continue to fight the self-righteous belief that the world is ours to destroy.

  • Kindle: 326 pages

  • Paperback: 398 pages

  • Publisher: Beacon Publishing Group 

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-13: 978-1949472868

  • Category: Fiction | Action & Adventure

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About Author

M Ward Leon is a former advertising creative director who started his career at Doyle Dane Bernbach, New York, during the Madmen era. While at DDB his writing on the Volkswagen Rabbit campaign won him inclusion into the Smithsonian Institution Advertising Archives. Recently his writing has earned him two Emmy Awards for Public Service advertising. He is a graduate of California State University Los Angeles and an alumnus of Art Center College of Design.


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