Lord of the Kill

Theodore Taylor, Author Blue Sky Press (AZ) $16.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-439-33725-0

Theodore Taylor (The Cay) continues the story of Ben, begun with Sniper, in Lord of the Kill. Here, Ben, now 16, is once again left to cope while his animal rights-activist parents do research in India for an article on the dwindling tiger population. When Ben discovers a human body in a jaguar cage during his morning rounds at Los Coyotes Preserve, he decides to follow up on a lead of his own, and the safety of his beloved 800-pound Siberian tiger, Lord of the Kill, becomes imperiled. Readers will have to tune in for the next installment to find out who committed the murder.