"Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, never knows what the day- or night- may bring in a world where "witches, vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters live beside ordinary people". But she is about to learn that while some secrets are dangerous, those who seek them are plain deadly...
Mercy is smart enough to realize that when it comes to the magical fea, the less you know, the better. But you can't always get what you want. When she attempts to return a powerful fea book she previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.
It seems the book contains secrets - and the fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn't take enough of Mercy's attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side - leaving Mercy to cover for him lest his own father declare Samuel's life forfeit.
All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn't careful, she may not have many more..." -Book Cover
Once again, Mercedes Thompson, coyote and Volkswagen mechanic finds herself swamped in trouble. Can't enjoy her happy moments with Adam for very long and many events are to blame.
Not everyone in the pack is happy with Mercy being part of the family and some of them will got into extreme actions to try and push her away.
Samuel falls in desperation and is having problem with his wolf, which would cost him his life if the Marrok hears of it.
Mercy finds herself in trouble once more with the fae.
And the list is still long! How can such a small woman attract so much trouble?
This installment is a great adventure full of twist and turns like only Patricia Briggs can write.
Mercy as a lot to deal with and it's great to see her trying to find her way in life. Still bothered by past psychological injuries and the pack now crowding her head, she is still more concerned by her friend's happiness than her own. She is also as resourceful as ever, and is navigating her way out of trouble as good as she can.
Samuel and Adam aren't as strong as they used to be in this book, and have to relay on Mercy to make it through, will she step up to the challenge?
Briggs supplied us with another great adventure, and I love every books in that series, if you haven't picked it up yet, you really need to. Fabulous, outstanding, breath-taking, and I could say a lot more, Mercy Thompson series is in my top favorite Urban Fantasy series!
Read an excerpt
Mercy Thompson series:
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Ace (TRD); 1 edition (Mar 30 2010)
Book Source: Review copy provided by Penguin