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A man. A tiger. A tornado.
Jared Montaine owns a big cat rescue in Florida and when a tornado wrecks part of the refuge, Jared's worst fear come to life: his Siberian tiger, Sultan, escapes.
It's a big cat handler’s nightmare: a tiger on the loose, confused, lost –and hungry.
Jared races against the police, the media, and the hysterical public clamoring for the tiger's hide. He must re-capture Sultan before the cat is killed—by traffic, by SWAT, or by a civilian who just wants to shoot a tiger. With fellow wildlife handlers at his side, Jared fights desperately to find and capture Sultan before the tiger injures or kills a human.
Because that would lead to his worst nightmare—having to kill the tiger he hand-raised from a cub. Jared’s commitment is tested—to his animals, his refuge, and his belief that saving the life of even one tiger is worth losing everything.
Belea T. Keeney was born and raised in Florida, once drove from there to Anchorage, Alaska (er, once) and currently lives in North Carolina. She still dreams of velvet-humid nights, the smell of orange blossoms, and the croak of alligators. Her writing has appeared in Florida Horror: Dark Tales from the Sunshine State, The Beast Within, Best Gay Love Stories, Men of Mystery and many other anthologies. Her stories have placed in the Writers in Paradise Short Story competition, the 2010 Florida Review Editor's Choice Award, the Left Coast Writing Contest, and the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival Short Story contest. She works as a developmental editor, copy editor, and a writing coach working for a variety of publishers. She spends her time off gardening, horsing around, and, of course, reading.