The big cat cried "Danger!" Troy heard it with his mind, just as he had heard the fox's warning, and the kinkajou's. He didn't understand HOW he could communicate with the animals or WHY they were contacting him, but from the moment he began work at Kyger's pet emporium on Korwar he was enmeshed in a perilous intrigue, an intrigue that would leave more than one man dead, an entire government in jeopard, and Troy Horan himself both master and captive of the most extraordinary band of warriors his world had ever known.
Action, intrigue, adventure - centers around an interplanetary pet shop which specializes in rare and unusual pets - rarest and most unusual coming from earth.
Even the harsh life of the slums of the planet Korwar had not prepared young Troy Horan for the strange goings on at Kyger's exotic pet shop. somehow he could hear the minds of th Terran animals - and their warnings of danger saved his life more than once.
Then the pet shop owner was brutally murdered, and Troy found himself in the middle of a frightening and far-reaching intrigue. With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, he ran for the wilderness in a perilous quest to save the animals and himself.