BBC Books (UK), June 2001
An Eight Doctor novel. The Doctor has been staying on the planet Hitchemus for the last few months. This planet has two distinctive features - humans have a reputation for composing and playing a wide range of music while its tiger population is showing signs of intelligence.
'Doctor!' said Anji. This couldn't be happening, he couldn't just walk out on them! 'Look, give them a chance, they're frightened, they're only'
'Human?' The Doctor took a deep breath, as though to stop himself from saying anything more. 'Now, stay!' The weather is going to hell. The tigers are coming to town. And the Doctor has taken his violin and vanished.
The island world of Hitchemus is home to a colony of musicians and seemingly harmless alien animals. When the storms and the tigers break loose, the Doctor tries to protect the humans - but the humans don't want him. When he ventures into the wilderness in search of the tigers' secrets, Fitz and Anji find themselves on their own, trying to prevent a war.
With both sides eager for blood, and hurricanes on the horizon, the Doctor must decide whether this time he's on the side of the human race.
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