But this new vampire is hardly ordinary-and neither is the demon inside of him.
Mercedes' vampire friend Stefan calls her and asks her for a favor. She's not really sure what to expect but ends up accompanying him to a hotel in her coyote form. What they come up against is a vampire who's a sorcerer. This makes the new guy in town one bad mo fo, let me tell ya.
So some bad shit goes down and Stefan, one of his vamp friends and a couple of werewolves go after the sorcerer vamp. One of the werewolves, Mercy's friend Warren, comes back fom the hunt but he's near death. The others are missing. Adam and Samuel decide to go after vamp man themselves and disappear. It's pretty much left up to Mercy to find them and take down the bad guy.
I have to say that when I was reading the book I was totally into it from page 1. Talk about getting sucked into a book and staying there. But when it came down to only Mercy to catch the bad guy I have to say I was more than a little skeptical. Here are vamps and werewolves who are meaner than junk yard dogs and yet we're leaving the saving up to a little coyote woman who's scared shitless? There was really no way I was buying that...until I kept reading. Patricia Briggs just has a way of writing that had me totally believing that this was A-Ok and that Mercy could do it no problem. Mercy, for all of her fright in some areas of life, is one bad ass chick. She handles herself in such a way that it seems perfectly normal for all of this to be happening to her. Of course she had to go after the big bad when he'd taken her friends - she's not the type of person to sit around and take that. She does what she needs to do, but she knows her limitations and it's one of the things that I love about her character.
Then there's the whole aspect of the book that has to do with her love interest. Is it Samuel...is it Adam? I know who I want it to be and am told that I just need to read 1 more book to find out if I'm right. Whatever you do, do not tell me! lol I want to find out on my own.
So loved the book - am loving the series - hate that I waited so long to read it. Isn't that how it always is when you find a series you dig? If only I could kick my own ass for it. Ah well...on to the next book.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5