Werewolves and witches and shamans, oh my! Elena Michaels, the world's only female werewolf, returns in this smashing follow-up to Armstrong's impressive 2001 debut, Bitten. 

On a mission for her own elite Pack, Elena is kidnapped and held captive— along with half-demons, witches, voodoo priests and others— in an underground lab funded by ruthless, megalomaniac billionaire Ty Winsloe. His scientists are attempting to learn and utilize their supernatural subjects' powers, but after they've served their purpose, Ty's real fun begins— as they're released and hunted to the death. In Elena, however, he's met his match…

Beautifully written and brilliantly plotted, STOLEN is a speeding silver bullet, with breath-catching action and complex, fully realized characters. The smart, strong and very witty Elena is an especially wonderful heroine, and with her gorgeous mate, Clay, gives the evil Ty a very satisfying— one might even say delicious— comeuppance. (May, 399 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed by: 
Laurie Davie