Sex, Lies and the Bomb

Independent
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The end of the world, but not so you'd know it. Typical tales of an apocalypse usually concentrate on the horrific destruction of an unthinkable event and its resulting macabre landscape. What if you were thrown together with a bunch of strangers on a remote Pacific island after the balloon goes up? We mourn family deaths and tragedies but what if it was the entire planet who were suddenly stricken? A luxury cruise liner is hit by a giant tsunami wave after a global nuclear exchange lays the earth waste. Fourteen people are marooned on a beautiful tropical island and, they do not see eye to eye. The last inhabitants of a lost world, two sailors and twelve beautiful women discover a demi-paradise of surreal surprises. Repopulating the earth proves tricky as politics, religion and egos clash in an orgy of booze, sex and murder. Survivors do not cast a second thought to their previous lives and loved ones. Water is more of an issue. Worrying about relatives and calling the emergency services is not an option. The hunt for food dominates every waking moment. Would we wallow in grief or look to live on and build a new world?
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Independent
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Dec 12, 2018
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272
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Erotica / General
Fiction / Romance / Erotica
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Nature / Endangered Species
Self-Help / Compulsive Behavior / Sex & Pornography Addiction
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It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims, they discover that these attacks aren’t random: the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta. Injured, starving, and extremely dangerous, the tiger must be found before it strikes again.

As he re-creates these extraordinary events, John Vaillant gives us an unforgettable portrait of this spectacularly beautiful and mysterious region. We meet the native tribes who for centuries have worshipped and lived alongside tigers, even sharing their kills with them. We witness the arrival of Russian settlers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, soldiers and hunters who greatly diminished the tiger populations. And we come to know their descendants, who, crushed by poverty, have turned to poaching and further upset the natural balance of the region.

This ancient, tenuous relationship between man and predator is at the very heart of this remarkable book. Throughout we encounter surprising theories of how humans and tigers may have evolved to coexist, how we may have developed as scavengers rather than hunters, and how early Homo sapiens may have fit seamlessly into the tiger’s ecosystem. Above all, we come to understand the endangered Siberian tiger, a highly intelligent super-predator that can grow to ten feet long, weigh more than six hundred pounds, and range daily over vast territories of forest and mountain.

Beautifully written and deeply informative, The Tiger circles around three main characters: Vladimir Markov, a poacher killed by the tiger; Yuri Trush, the lead tracker; and the tiger himself. It is an absolutely gripping tale of man and nature that leads inexorably to a final showdown in a clearing deep in the taiga.


From the Hardcover edition.
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