FIRST PRINTING 1958
COVER ART BY MCLOUGHLIN
Walter Sherris-successful, happy, good husband and father-made just one mistake: he took a walk along a dark road one night. Without warning, a car raced toward him and screeched to a stop; out piled five young men intent on violence. To the accompaniment of wild brainless laughter, Walter Sherris was beaten to the ground.
He awoke in a hospital nine days later. And from that moment his pleasant life became a nightmare, more horrible than those he had wrestled with in those nine days of unconsciousness.
Walter Sherris wanted revenge: for the broken leg and the pain; for the doubts he now had about his pretty, gay wife; and for the countless and nameless others who had been mauled by the thrill seekers, the sadists, the compulsive slayers.
The police were evasive, almost disinterested. There were no witnesses. So Walter Sherris set out-alone-to trap the tiger.