Book #8 in the Survival series. Historical novels for young readers. In each Survival story, young people in the face of disaster find courage and determination they never dreamed they possessed. Kansas, 1892. The circus is the first home Maximo has ever known, and he dreams of becoming an animal trainer. He envies Jodi, who was born and raised in the circus and is already an accomplished performer. But ever since her mother was injured in a fall, Jodi has been unable to get back on the high wire. When a train wreck sets a herd of fear-maddened elephants and a dangerous Bengal tiger loose on the countryside, both Max and Jodi must face their worst fears. Can they conquer their terror? Will they survive the longest night of their lives?