Lord Of The Kill by Theodore Taylor

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In bestselling author Theodore Taylor's new 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 in a locked jaguar cage, Ben Jepson knows it's no prank--someone is trying to make trouble for the Los Coyotes big cat preserve and its manager, Dr. Peter Jepson, Ben's father. An outspoken conservationist, Dr. Jepson has made some powerful enemies. But which one is it? And why are they acting now, when Ben's parents are on a tiger conservation mission, deep in the jungle beyond telephones? Now Ben is the only one who can keep Los Coyotes running, which he does with help from the preserve's animal handlers and trusted advisers. But when Ben's beloved tiger Dmitri, nicknamed "Lord of the Kill" for his dangerous reputation, is kidnapped, Ben must decide whether to wait for the authories to handle the case or to strike out on his own.

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Author Theodore Taylor was born in Statesville, North Carolina on June 23, 1921. At the age of seventeen, he became a copyboy at the Washington, D. C. Daily News and was writing radio network sports for NBC in New York two years later. During World War II, he joined the merchant marines and earned a commission as an ensign in the U. S. Navy. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. In 1955, he became a press agent for Paramount Pictures and later became a story editor and an associate producer. He has written over fifty fiction and non-fiction books for young adults and adults. He has received numerous awards for his works including the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for The Cay, the 1992 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery for The Weirdo, and the 1996 Scott O'Dell Award for historical fiction for The Bomb. He died on October 26, 2006.
Published November 1, 2002 by Blue Sky Press. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Fiction

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Theodore Taylor (The Cay) continues the story of Ben, begun with Sniper, in Lord of the Kill.

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