Police officer Jessie McQuade has always been a no-nonsense, get-the-job-done type of person. But rational explanations are in short supply when several people are attacked by wolves and start to exhibit bizarre and deadly reactions.
When Jessie finds a strange wolf totem at a crime scene, she approaches Will Cadotte, a professor in Native American mythology, for answers. The government also sends Edward Mandenauer, a Jager-Sucher (aka hunter-searcher) to eliminate the rogue wolves.
The elderly Mandenauer sets Jessie's teeth on edge--she senses that he's more than he seems--while Jessie somewhat reluctantly finds herself attracted to the mysterious Will. Is he out to help her or eliminate her? As the night of the blue moon rapidly approaches, Jessie better get some answers quick.
Hold on to your seats! Handeland delivers a kick-butt heroine ready to take on the world of the paranormal. Blue Moon is an awesome launch to what promises to be a funny, sexy and scary series. Major kudos to Handeland. (Oct., 352 pp., $6.99)
Jill M. Smith