They call him the Weirdo. No one knows much about the 17-year-old bear tracker with the horribly scarred face-except that he lives in the eerie swamp where Samantha Sanders found a dead body. But one night Samantha wanders into the dark swamp and meets the Weirdo. She listens to his shocking story, looks into his gentle soul, and becomes his friend. And when she stumbles across another body, Samantha knows that the Weirdo is the only one who can help her. Together, they begin a search for the killer who is stalking innocent victims through the murky waters and dangerous marshes of the swamp. For over 25 years, Theodore Taylor has thrilled millions of young adults with his brilliantly crafted, chilling novels of suspense. The Weirdo is one of Taylor's best-an Edgar Award-winning mystery that combines heart-thumping suspense, realistic characters, and unforgettable images of the North Carolina swamplands.