"Rebecca York again pens a satisfying romantic intrigue"
Rebecca York (aka Ruth Glick) is an award-winning author
of almost 90 books; many romantic suspense for Harlequin
Intrigue. With her captivating story-telling skills now
including a paranormal touch, readers will be rewarded
when reading her newest story KILLING MOON. Plan on a
long night when you read this, as you will not want to put
this book down.
Although Detective Jack Thornton appreciates the crime-
solving tips, he considers Private Investigator Ross
Marshall a 'lone wolf'. Little did the detective know how
accurate his thoughts are as Ross is a hereditary
werewolf. All girl children die at birth and only half
the boys live through 'the change' at puberty. Ross has
decided to try medical science hoping to find a solution
to this mortality or he refuses choose a mate.
Dr. Megan Sheridan is assigned to a house call to take
blood samples for genetic testing for a new client. When
she arrives at his isolated home, she finds Ross on the
floor, naked and bleeding from an infected bullet wound.
She had left her medical practice to become a researcher,
but she knew she had to help. Almost immediately she
feels the attraction and after several days of nursing
him, neither can deny the intense bonding that has begun.
Ross had been shot while finding evidence in his recent
investigation of a serial killer. He wants to put
distance between himself and Megan not only because of
future grief with children but because of the dangers of
his job. Then one evening Megan is late at the lab, she
is attacked and Ross realizes his need to protect her is
the instinct to protect his mate. Now he has the serial
killer and lab intrigue to investigate while trying to
protect Megan. How can he know where danger will strike
I appreciate that Ms. York can build and express the
suspense and horror of the serial killer without excess
gore. There is not doubt Arnott is shown a true villain.
The relationship growing between Ross and Megan is intense
and shows an acceptance of human (or werewolf)
frailties. Ross' struggle with emotions and his re-
evaluation of his past is well done and believable. The
growing friendship with Detective Thornton has me hoping
to see more of him as I hear this book is the first in a
series. (Coming in August read EDGE OF THE MOON and in
October read WITCHING MOON.)
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted June 12, 2003