The writing team of C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp introduced readers to the Sazi with their first romance, Hunter’s Moon. The Sazi are the consortium of were-creatures that have combined their forces into a unified entity with their own structure and laws. The second book in the series, Moon’s Web picks up a few months later.
Former Mafia hitman Tony Giodone and his mate, Sue Quentin, are still coming to grips with all of the changes in their lives. Becoming a werewolf will have that effect on a person, and when Tony discovered that Sue was his human mate, difficulties were bound to pop up.
While he is eager to put his past life behind him, it seems that the Sazi have need of a man with his skills. The various factions never seem to agree and constantly try to undermine each other with any number of tricks. To make matters worse, his former boss has entangled himself with a shapeshifter, and vows revenge when she goes missing.
Moon’s Web is an action-packed novel filled with all kinds of unusual characters. Unfortunately, it also is not much of a romance. While there are romantic aspects around Tony, Sue, and other characters, the romance no longer drives the story. It has become a paranormal action series. The writing is sharp, and the plot delightfully twisted as the council descends on Chicago while a killer is in their midst. Tony is still learning all of the aspects of his new powers, and there is plenty of sexy animal magnetism affecting more than one pair of lovers.
In all, Moon’s Web is a very entertaining book that was hard to put down. The rating reflects the lack of “romance” not the quality of the book. I believe this series will progress much as the Anita Blake series has with plenty of hot sex and driving action, less true romance.