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A haunting adventure through the raw and unforgiving landscape of East Africa.
Accompanied by a photographer, two scientists, and a few armed rangers, Philip Caputo set out through the forbidding plains Tsavo in search of Africa's most feared and efficient killers - massive maneless lions with a man-eating reputation.
Over the past century, speculation about the ghostlike killers has gone unanswered, although recent studies suggest that the maneless lions may constitute a feline missing link between modern lions and their prehistoric ancestors. Therein lies the quest driving the expedition to find a scientific explanation for these fierce creatures and why they occasionally prey on humans.
This vivid narrative of a scientific journey, available for the first time in paperback, is a riveting work from one of America's finest writers.