Taylor, Theodore. Lord of the kill.

Author:Winship, Michele
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

TAYLOR, Theodore. Lord of the kill. Scholastic. 246p. c2002. 0-439-55956-1. $5.99. JS

To quote from the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, January 2003: Taylor, author of The Cay and other YA novels, returns to the setting of Sniper, the Los Coyotes Preserve for big cats in Orange County, California. Fifteen-year-old Ben Jepson takes charge of the preserve and its staff while his parents, researchers and activists, travel the interior of India. On his nightly rounds, Ben finds a grisly tableau--a partially eaten human body in the middle of the jaguar compound. The dumped body and the small green jade hand found next to it lead Ben and local authorities to suspect the involvement of the Triad society, a Chinese gang that controls the tiger-medicine trade. Ben and his best friend Jilly attempt to discover a local connection, and in doing so run afoul of the owner of a "canned hunt" farm where...

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