Synopses & Reviews
In bestselling author Theodore Taylor's novel, a 16 year-old boy must take care of his family's wildlife preserve, while handling the kidnapping of one of the most dangerous tigers known to man.
When a half-eaten body is found inside a locked jaguar cage, eighteen-year-old Ben Jepson knows it's no prank - someone is trying to make trouble for the Los Coyotes Big Cat Preserve and its manager, Ben's father. An outspoken conservationist, Dr. Jepson has made some powerful enemies.
Ben's parents are on a tiger conservation mission deep in the jungle. Now Ben is the only one who can keep Los Coyotes running. But when his beloved tiger Dmitri, nicknamed "Lord of the Kill," is kidnapped, Ben must decide whether to wait for the authorities or to strike out on his own.
About the Author
Theodore Taylor says that he never wanted to be a writer as a child, however, he began writing at age thirteen when he started covering high school sports events for the Portsmouth, Virginia Evening Star. He was born in North Carolina, although he has since lived all over the world. At age seventeen he lift home to work in Washington, DC as a copyboy for the Daily News. He has also worked as a press agent, a story editor and an associate producer for Paramount Pictures, as well as being a prolific author.
Theodore Taylor lives in Laguna Beach, California with his wife, Flora, and their dog, Hyra.