Sunday, May 24, 2015

Wolf Hunter - Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

Wolf Hunter
Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Harlequin Nocturne, May 1 2015, $5.75
ISBN: 9780373009442

Hunter Sam Stark and his Take Them Down minion share one goal: cleanse the human pool by exterminating those Others possessing the Full Moon gene.  Having seen first-hand the clawed human corpses in Miami parks, Sam’s daughter Abby fears these lethal Lycan.  Still loyal to her dad’s mission, she diligently conducts surveillance as she possesses the innate ability to sense when a werewolf is near; so that her dad and his goons can kill these predators.

This time a Were outs her.  In the park searching for Lycan beasts whose serial murders of humans threaten to expose his race, Cameron Mitchell reminds Abby that this locale has a stratospheric mortality rate.  To her chagrin he escorts her home.  Even more horrifying Abby is attracted to this seemingly kind monster.  As the hunter’s daughter and the Lycan fall in love, Abby feels pulled by her father and her soulmate.

The latest Wolf Moons entry series (see Wolf Born) is a captivating Romeo and Juliet romantic urban fantasy.  Abby’s internal struggle between a lifetime of patriarchal indoctrination and her first direct encounter with a caring Beloved Enemy makes for a superb paranormal drama.  Although her heart has already decided, she knows she cannot have both men so “must make up (her) mind and pick up on one and leave the other one behind” (Lovin’ Spoonful’s "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind").

Harriet Klausner

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