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by Patricia Briggs

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

2008 Urban Fantasy Protagonist Nominee

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Adam or Sam? That burning question is finally and satisfyingly answered in chapter three of this darkly riveting and haunting first-person series following Mercy Thompson. Briggs' gift for dynamic storytelling is evident on every page. By consistently creating a multitude of vivid characters whose exploits run from humorous to perilous, she ensures her books fall under the category of extremely addictive.

When shifter and auto mechanic Mercy's former boss, Zee, a metalworking Fae, is arrested by the human police for murder, Mercy is terrified. The Gray Lords who rule the Fae may order his execution, and Mercy knows Zee is innocent. She was helping him solve a series of murders on the Fae reservation, and the man Zee is now accused of killing was Mercy's prime suspect.

Mercy's stubbornness and loyalty won't let her quit investigating, even when the Gray Lords indicate that she should stop or die. Adding to the pressure is knowing that she must decide between werewolves Adam and Sam, but can she choose between two very different potential mates?

(ACE, Jan., 304 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: ACE

Published: January 2008

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