#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson series has been hailed as “one of the best” (Fiction Vixen). Now, Mercy must deal with an unwanted guest—one that brings a threat unlike anything she’s ever known.
An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.
Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.
Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s stalker is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.
In the winning eighth urban fantasy (after Frost Burned) featuring coyote shapeshifter and car mechanic Mercy Thompson, Briggs adds Canary Islands mythology and garden-variety jealousy. Mercy is mated to Adam, the Alpha of the Tri-Cities werewolves. Adam's human ex-wife, Christy, seeks refuge with the pack to evade a dangerous stalker: volcano god Guayota. She soon begins playing on the sympathy of others to undermine Mercy's place in the pack. At the same time, a dangerous Gray Lord of the Fae sets a deadline for Mercy to return the walking stick she previously borrowed from the Fae and entrusted into the elusive Coyote's care. Between visits to imprisoned prophet Gary Laughingdog, whose importance grows along with the story, Mercy must fend off Guayota, who has pyrotechnic abilities and frightening red-eyed attack dogs. Briggs continues to surprise and intrigue readers with Mercy's inventiveness and intuition under duress.
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Back to awesome
I wasn't thrilled with the previous book in the series. It felt predictable and too contrived. This book brings back everything I love about Mercy's world. Other than a few minor quips, this book is fantastic! A great read packed with action, magic and mystery. Thanks for getting back to awesome, Ms Briggs!
All I can say is awesome awesome awesome......and really the walking stick still, love it.
I absolutely love Patricia Briggs' books. I just can't get enough of her writing style. I laugh, I cry, I even giggle. I recommend her to all of my friends. If you have not had the pleasure of reading one of her stories yet, then what are you waiting for?? I am not a rereader of books, however, I have reread the Mercy Thompson series & the Anna & Charles Alpha & Omega series multiple times. I devour the books every time I read them, You too, will just eat them up. They are that good.