by Eileen Wilks

November 2005
ISBN: 0-425-20290-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

In this latest installment of Wilks' werewolf series Lily and Rule are still trying to adjust to their mate bond. The book starts off with the two of them attending Lily’s sister's wedding. When she spies a woman who looks just like someone she knew to be dead, Lily follows. Rule goes searching for her and finds her unconscious on the bathroom floor. A demon had tried to possess her, but because of her magical powers as a touch sensitive they’d been unsuccessful.

Lily’s job with the FBI’s Magical Crimes Division also has her busy trying to track down Harlowe and to find the magical staff that is presumed in his possession. When a woman is murdered in a suspicious manner she and Rule go to investigate. While they don’t have to be as close as when they’d first bonded, Lily and Rule still can’t stray too far apart from each other. Lily has a sense of where he is within a certain radius as well.

Things take a turn for the worse when the killer taunts Lily with the kill. Rule meets with several other clans to warn them of impending danger. Then when he gets a call that Lily is in danger, the wolves join forces to help.

From this point the book takes some strange and sometimes confusing twists which, of course, I can’t reveal without giving too much of the story away. While a very enjoyable continuation of the story, I missed the interaction with Lily and Rule that was in the previous book. Instead a lot of time was spent describing demons, gods and others that were all determined to gain the ultimate power to rule the world.

Reviewed in October 2005 by Jackie.

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