Friday, July 10, 2009
Book 28 of 2009: Wolf Tales IV by Kate Douglas
The Chanku saga continues in the fourth installment of the Wolf Tales series. This novel is the story of Tinker McClintock, who seeks out Lisa Quinn and teaches her of her Chanku heritage. Lisa resides in Colorado and works at a wolf sanctuary. At this particular sanctuary, wolves have been turning up missing and Lisa's boss has been pointing the finger at her, because he has seen her out late at night in areas she shouldn't be in just looking at the wolves. She can't tell him, but the reason she is out there is because she feels close with the wolves. Once Tinker gets to town he helps her understand the attachment she has to the wolves. Tinker and Lisa, with the help of Pack Dynamics, a Chanku Detective agency, solve the case of the missing wolves.
This is the most action-packed book in the series yet. There are lots of subplots, and Douglas comes from all angles with little plot twists and surprises to keep readers on their toes. I was on the edge of my seat for quite a while in this book, not knowing how the wolves were going to escape when they were "caged" at one point. It was very suspenseful! I was also really happy to see Tinker finally find himself a mate in this book after being the "third wheel" in previous books within the series. I know he was greatly loved by the others in his pack, but he was missing that extra special bond between mates. I love how Douglas keeps the balance flowing between erotic scenes and the rest of the storyline. Readers will also appreciate how she keeps adding onto the storyline without using awkward flashbacks to provide background. Highly recommended.
Review also posted at MonsterLibrarian.com