The last thing radio personality and werewolf Kitty Norville wants is to get involved in is politics, but when she's subpoenaed to testify before the U.S. Senate regarding the paranormal, she has no choice.

Arriving in Washington, Kitty tries to find her footing among the local werewolf and vampire population. She's enticed by a handsome Brazilian were-jaguar, but the hearings cause considerable angst. With zealous anti-paranormal Senator Duke heading the panel, things could get dicey. Dr. Paul Flemming of the Center for the Study of Paranatural Biology blew the lid off the paranormal world, but what are his true motives? In a town like D.C., everyone has an agenda, and no one is shy about a little bloodletting -- figuratively or literally.

Fear and prejudice are age-old issues that hot newcomer Vaughn cleverly utilizes in this fresh version of taking on the establishment. With moxie and sass to spare, poor Kitty again finds herself in the center of a maelstrom. With a heroine this likable and a plot this transfixing, Vaughn has another surefire winner! (Jul., 360 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith