Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse faces a new set of challenges when her brother Jason becomes a were-panther. Bitten against his will, Jason becomes the prime suspect in a series of sniper attacks on the local were-population. Sookie knows unless she can prove his innocence, her brother faces certain death from the families of the victims, who live by their own rules.

Harris' latest paranormal adventure is every bit as entertaining, suspenseful and romantic as previous installments. It's an evocative blend of romance, suspense and alternate-Earth fantasy, with a stand-alone mystery that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Sookie's wry commentary and expert characterization make this one stand out from the crowd. (May, 304 pp., $22.95)
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Jen Talley Exum