DERIK'S BANE

Putting her own offbeat twist on werewolf mythology, Davidson delivers another hilarious howler. Her gift for dishing up wacky scenarios, witty dialogue and sexy romance is unmatched.

Werewolf Derik Gardner is told by the Pack's resident psychic that he has to go to California to save the world. Until recently, he's been happy playing number two to his best friend, alpha wolf Michael. Now, all of a sudden, Derik has developed into an alpha wolf himself, and things are threatening to get ugly.

According to the psychic, the most powerful evil sorceress in history, Morgan Le Fay, has been reborn as Dr. Sara Gunn. Told he must "take care of her" in order to save the world, Derik assumes he is supposed to kill Sara. That proves easier said than done. While Sara is a beautiful, if slightly off-center, young woman, strange things happen around her, and Derik literally can't seem to kill her.

Then there are the weird, cloaked "Arthur's Chosen" guys chasing Sara. What are they up to? This saving the world stuff is getting really confusing.

(Jan., 304 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith