Having saved the city cats from a fate worse than death, Varjak Paw finds himself the leader of a new gang. But will the pressure take its toll on this brave but sometimes naive cat? Soon the city erupts in an all-out gang war as the evil Sally Bones attempts to control all cats. Horrified and outnumbered, Varjak and the others must fight for their freedom or die trying.
S. F. Said was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in May 1967. His family was originally from the Middle East – like his character Varjak, S. F. has Mesopotamian ancestors – but he has lived in London since the age of two. S. F. Said thinks that growing up in the flat above Quentin Blake may be why he always wanted to be a children's writer.