An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy.Her mate Adam s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. Read more...
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An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy.Her mate Adam s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. Adam isn t the kind of man to turn away a person in need and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam s house, Mercy can t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn t right.
Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam s pack against Mercy.
Mercy isn t about to step down without a fight, but there s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy sstalker is more than a bad man in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-01-13
- Reviewer: Staff
In the winning eighth urban fantasy (after Frost Burned) featuring coyote shapeshifter and car mechanic Mercy Thompson, Briggs adds Canary Islands mythology and garden-variety jealousy. Mercy is mated to Adam, the Alpha of the Tri-Cities werewolves. Adam’s human ex-wife, Christy, seeks refuge with the pack to evade a dangerous stalker: volcano god Guayota. She soon begins playing on the sympathy of others to undermine Mercy’s place in the pack. At the same time, a dangerous Gray Lord of the Fae sets a deadline for Mercy to return the walking stick she previously borrowed from the Fae and entrusted into the elusive Coyote’s care. Between visits to imprisoned prophet Gary Laughingdog, whose importance grows along with the story, Mercy must fend off Guayota, who has pyrotechnic abilities and frightening red-eyed attack dogs. Briggs continues to surprise and intrigue readers with Mercy’s inventiveness and intuition under duress. Agent: Linn Prentis, Linn Prentiss Literary. (Mar.)