The hunter becomes the hunted when the forested shadows of the Appalachian Trail are stalked by a wild animal out of its element, hungry and born to ravage.
In the mountainous region of Georgia is Mount Raven, a peaceful community presided over by Sheriff Grady (Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Gary Busey, The Firm). Also at home in the wild is twelve-year-old Roy (Ty Wood, The Big White), home-schooled by his devoted mother, Rose (Marina Stephenson Kerr, Haunting Sarah). Isolated from the town, they’re a family of nature—at peace with it, with nothing to fear. Then a dismembered body is found in the area. Locals assume they have a murderer on their hands. But the foe is more formidable than believed. A print found near the scene identifies the predator as the Bengal tiger that has escaped from a traveling carnival. Six hundred pounds, twelve feet from nose to tail, it’s one of the most powerful cats on Earth. Now it’s loose—and there’s no man on the Appalachian Trail with the skill, or the courage, to take it down.
It’s a job for Colonel Graham (Ian D. Clark, That Old Feeling). The fabled hunter has arrived from England for his final game. But he’s not the only one on the trail of the maneater. The National Guard, the curious press, sensation-seeking TV reporters, documentary filmmakers, and thrill seekers from across the country descend on Mount Raven to witness firsthand the explosive story. As this violent war between man and nature escalates, Graham unexpectedly finds his only genuine ally in young Roy who shares a strange, mystical, and fearless connection to the wild animal. They understand it. They know what it needs. They know where it hides, and they’re the only two who know how to stop it before it kills again.
Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Appalachian Mountains,
Maneater is an absorbing, razor-sharp suspense journey, an intense human drama, and a riveting adventure of nature gone wild.
- Gary Busey
- Ty Wood
- Marina Stephenson Kerr
- Ian D. Clark
- Diana Reis
- Blake Taylor
- Sarah Constible