Winner of the RITA® Award for Best Paranormal Romance!
When darkness falls, another world comes alive . . .
The summer I discovered the world was not black-and-white but a host of annoying shades of gray was the summer a lot more changed than my vision.
Call me Jessie, or better yet, Officer McQuade. On the night the truth began, our usually shy wolf population near my hometown of Miniwa, Wisconsin attacked. At the scene of the first crime, I found a wolf totem, which lead me to Professor Will Cadotte, an expert in Native American mythology, particularly of his tribe the Ojibwe.
From day one, he annoyed me. Tall, dark and gorgeous, he's also funny, smart and nearly as sarcastic as I am. I felt things when I looked at him. I wanted to keep feeling them longer than was healthy for a woman like me. I know what I am. Better off alone.
Nevertheless, we began to work together in an attempt to determine what was rotten in Miniwa. We were getting nowhere until the arrival of Edward Mandenauer, a self-proclaimed werewolf hunter.
Sure, I laughed and then one of our dead bodies walked out of the morgue. After that . . . things got really strange.
Now a rare Blue Moon approaches, making me wonder: Who can I trust when the moon is full?
Sassy, wisecracking policewoman Jessie McQuade, the book's first-person narrator, takes readers on a thrilling hunt through the forests of smalltown Miniwa, Wis., in search of a mythical predator in this lively paranormal romance. No-nonsense Jessie has never believed in magic or other supernatural "woo woo," but when she sees schoolteacher Karen Larson turn rabid in the classroom and attempt to bite one of her students shortly after being bitten by a wolf herself, she begins to realize that the world is not just black and white but "a host of annoying shades of gray." Before long, she's tramping through the forest with a self-professed werewolf hunter by her side and lusty thoughts of gorgeous professor Will Cadote, an expert in Native American mythology, racing through her mind. The enigmatic professor may be able to help Jessie figure out why the onyx wolf totem she found on the road near where Karen was bitten is so important, but it's possible he may be a werewolf himself. Handeland (The Husband Quest, etc.) sets a feverish pace, thrusting Jessie into one dangerous situation after another, and she keeps readers in delicious suspense over Will's motives. What makes this book so compulsively readable, however, is Jessie's spunky narration, acerbic wit and combustible chemistry with Will.
I love this book! I have read this series multiple times, and I still enjoy it each time through. Jessie and Will are opposite in many ways, but they can’t seem to stay away from each other. She doesn’t believe in anything she cannot see or touch, but the strange happenings around town are beginning to test her resolve. Without knowing who to trust, will Jessie be able to find out what is happening in time to save her little town, and maybe the world itself? Is Will the man she thinks he is or is he part of one of the greatest evils she has ever encountered? This book is told entirely from Jessie’s point of view. I would recommended this entire series!