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The Surrey Cat

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In the leafy suburbs of Surrey, Peter Gwynvor, Master of the local Hunt and the Wittlemead estate, buries himself in his huge Victorian house and awaits his premature and childless death with bitterness. Outside in the dark woods prowls the cat - a black panther. Stalking the eerie territory of its new-found, cageless freedom, it strikes for the first time: and a man dies. As the terror mounts, the carnage begins. Every effort to trap the panther fails, even the Army's Operation Cat is a disaster. As reporters converge on the village, the Cat becomes national news. Peter, close to despair, in love with two sisters who are locked in their own deadly rivalry, gathers the last of his failing strength and together with his huntsman finally sets out to face the greatest challenge he will ever undertake. And in the ensuing twilight battle are resolved two different and equally dreadful dramas: of man against beast, and of a man face to face with the frightfulness of his own fear.

Genre: Mystery

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