By Theodore Taylor
Ben is the main character and he lives on a big cat reserve. While his parents are away he has to take care of the big cats with a few handlers. When someone breaks in and kills two of the lion he must take charge to find out who killed them. I think he is like a young lion left in charge of all the other lions in his pride and must find a way to survive and keep his pride safe. that's basically what Ben is doing as a human he is trying to take care of the animals while his parents are away. He must feed and protect the animals at the preserve just like a lion protecting his pride.