"Refreshing rendition of "The Most Dangerous Game""
In an isolated section of woods in Maine billionaire
computer guru Ty Winsloe incarcerates so called
mythological creatures in a glass prison. He employs two
witches and a shaman to help him find his prey. Once he
catches a victim, his hired scientists study the captive
before releasing the prisoner into the wild. Finally Ty as
a predator and his hounds hunt the otherworldly individuals.
His current target is a werewolf and his choice amongst
that species is its only known female Elena. Witches warn
Elena of the coming danger and actually rescue her from an
abduction attempt by Ty's thugs. However, the die has been
set as Ty plans to cage Elena, allow his scientists to
study her and ultimately free his prisoner so he can hunt
and kill her. However, he will find the she-werewolf will
not give up easily.
STOLEN, the sequel to the delightful, BITTEN, is a
refreshing rendition of "The Most Dangerous Game", except
that the quarry in this novel is the supernatural beings.
The key to this strong story line is that the varying
mythical creatures seem so genuine especially when the
scientists classify the species in a taxonomy that Carl
Linnaeus would endorse. Elena retains her bite from the
first novel while Ty is an ideal predator playing a
live "video" game with his chosen victims. Kelley
Armstrong provides a tremendous "Women of the Otherworld"
novel that horror and thriller fans will value.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 16, 2003