Rising star Harrison provides readers a terrific novella, set in the world of her Elder Races series, featuring a gutsy ex-soldier. Even in short novella format, Harrison’s ability to build rich characters and provide thrilling adventure is impressive. This author is an auto-buy!

Having left the military, Claudia Hunter is traveling in the Nevada desert when she spies an enormous, severely wounded dog. The animal is unconscious, so she’s not sure if he is truly a dog or a wyr. But the local sheriff seems eager to put the dog “out of its misery,” which raises a red flag. With the help of the local vet, Claudia works to save the “dog.” Luis Alvaraz is too wounded to shift or warn Claudia of the danger. With enemies and a storm approaching, there is going to be trouble with a capital T! (, dl $3.50)
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Jill M. Smith