Author Pens About Knocking Off Bird Smuggling, Drug Crooks

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Jay Arbee announces release of his first book ‘Cockabloodytoo’

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Jay Arbee makes people aware of the bird smuggling and drug scene in his first published book “Cockabloodytoo” (published by Balboa Press AU), which vividly paints the effects of these illegal activities. As Arbee observes the decimation of wildlife and the rise in use of methamphetamines, the author thinks that this book is timely and appropriate due to the effect on the bird life and the extent of the drug problem.

Set in various locations around Melbourne and Victoria, Australia, “Cockabloodytoo” follows Ron, the front man who recruits odd ball characters to assist him in his endeavors. He enjoys a good scrap and is anti-establishment, although he enjoys his job, in the main calls his own shots. Together with Ron is Le Frog, who drives the whole hard hitting unit, and Bruce the cockatoo. “The individuals within the story are laid back, ordinary individuals, nothing special but get the job done in a tough manner, but not without humor.”

Describing this book as a romp of a read, Arbee writes a fast-paced, good, old-fashioned goodies and baddies yarn, with more twists and turns than a fiddler’s elbow. “Cockabloodytoo” is a fair smattering of action, characters, sex and humor.

A particular passage from the book:
Report back, I love this crap; you’re either right alongside the action or breathing down some hoods neck, then have to break off, report in and wait for the results of the experts meeting to advise as to the best way to tackle the situation. Crap! My way of thinking is you might as well rub em out there and then, it saves a lot of time and paperwork of going back.

By Jay Arbee
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 254 pages | ISBN 9781504304276
E-Book | 254 pages | ISBN 9781504304269
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jay Arbee was born in Southern England in 1940. He came to Australia with his wife in 1966 as an agent for an English company. They returned to England in March 1969. Missing the freedom and friends in Australia they returned in the early 70’s. They have five children. More than 20 years ago, he started a small company that makes enrichment items for animals. The author has spent interesting times travelling Australia, U.S., Asian countries and Madagascar for work and pleasure. For more information about the author, readers may visit his official website:

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit or call 1800 050 315. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at

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