Synopses & Reviews
When Ben's parents go to Africa, they leave the fourteen-year-old in charge of the family's wild animal preserve. Everything seems to be running smoothly until one night when the silence is broken by the sound of peacocks screeching. When Ben leaves the house to investigate, he sees a terrifying sight: two lions shot dead from bullets sent straight to their hearts. Someone is out there, someone with a score to settle . . . and there's no telling who will be the next victim. Includes a reader's guide.
"With trappings perfect for an edge-of-the-chair television drama, Taylor's novel makes gripping reading."--Booklist
Left alone and in charge of his family's wild animal preserve, fourteen-year-old Ben discovers that a sniper is stalking the grounds.
In this classic novel by the author of the acclaimed "The Cay," 15-year-old Ben must cope alone when a mysterious sniper begins shooting the big cats in his familys private zoological preserve.
About the Author
THEODORE TAYLOR (1921-2006), an award-winning author of many books for young people, was particularly known for fast-paced, exciting adventure novels. His books include the bestseller The Cay, Timothy of the Cay, The Bomb, Air Raid--Pearl Harbor!, Ice Drift, The Maldonado Miracle, and The Weirdo, an Edgar Award winner for Best Young Adult Mystery.