An alien crash lands on Earth, and for ten years terrorizes the planet, hiding, periodically killing and eating people, and stealing materials for some unknown purpose. The only hope is Bart Stanton, a medically-engineered superman, designed for the sole purpose of confronting the “Nipe”.
While a lot of the science has been passed by the story is still well worth reading. I loved this story many years ago and I enjoyed revisiting it. Well written.