Trouble is brewing in the newest installment of the shadowy Crimson Moon saga. Banks utilizes her formidable storytelling skills to give life to a tale filled with treachery and deceit.

Sasha Trudeau, her special ops team and her Shadow wolf mate Hunter are in New Orleans looking forward to the Midsummer Night Ball -- to be thrown by Sir Rodney, the seelie fae king. The discovery of a murdered fae sounds the alarm of a growing danger, for her death was most unusual.

The menace spreads and begins affecting the fae's magical powers and messing with the minds and abilities of other supernaturals. The curse is so insidious that even the wolf clans begin to turn against each other. Can Sasha find a way to stop it before they're all destroyed? (ST. MARTIN'S, Oct., 320 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith