Cataract by Tara K. Harper
Paperback. Condition: Good+. 1995. Del Rey. Stock Image. 1st Edition, 1st printing.
Book #2 in the Cat Scratch Duology. Resisting her inherent link to the great cats, which are forbidden on her home world, the rogue guide Tsia becomes involved in an accident and is saved by a cougar cub that refuses to leave her and represents her only hope of survival.