After 10 years in the middle east as a special operations problem solver, a man hopes to leave the pain and trauma behind and start a new life. He enrolls in college to travel a fresh path, but his plan unravels. During his second week on campus, he suffers an alcohol-fueled PTSD episode and beats a dog to death at a Frat party.
The College Disciplinary Advisory Board gives him a choice: either complete 200 hours in community service working with animals, or face expulsion and felony animal abuse charges. He volunteers in an animal studies lab and takes part in a series of beta tests for an interspecies brain-to-brain interface unit to determine if animals have the capacity for self-awareness.
The experiment leaves him with a unique side effect — he’s now an interspecies mirror-touch synesthete. He can absorb the unfiltered sensory data of abused animals, thus giving him non-human PTSD, but there is a silver lining.
He discovers he can shed the horrific experiences if he locates the person who created them — the abuser. Like a shark picking up on the distress signals of a wounded fish, he tracks them and in a process he does not understand, transfers the PTSD to the abuser, leaving them with their very own self - inflicted posttraumatic stress disorder.
Some people follow the money to find the bad guys. Poacher follows the pain.
Poacher is a neutron bomb for humans and the ultimate super hero for the animal kingdom, delivering justice in its rawest form!