"Fantastic Shapeshifter story!"
Once again, we're back in Tony's world of werewolves and
WOLVEN. When we pick up this story, Tony is now living in
Chicago and is a part of the Nikoli Molotov's pack. Since
it's the full moon, Tony is out on a hunt with the rest of
the pack. When he awakens the next morning, another pack
member, Yurgi, is there and telling him they have to bury
the bones of their last night's dinner since they're the
Omegas. After Tony hears his wife, Sue, telling him to
hurry home, he manages to subdue Yurgi and races home to
his apartment, where he finds a bunch of kids terrorizing
his wife and his old WOLVEN friend, Bobby is there as
well. It turns out Bobby is here for a reason, Babs, the
werewolf that turned Tony, has been kidnapped from his old
boss, Carmine and Linda's home. Since Carmine will only
trust Tony to find her and "take care" of the kidnapper,
it is vital he go with Bobby.
It turns out Babs wasn't the only Sazi kidnapped, which
how Bobby came to be involved in the whole mess. After
getting Sue settled, Bobby and Tony go to the pack
headquarters and Tony ends up shooting the second in
command with a silver bullet. Whereupon, he's introduced
to the pack's disciplinarian, Asri, who turns out to be a
Komodo dragon. Sparks begin flying between Bobby and Asri
before Bobby and Tony go to Carmine's place. When the two
of them begin investigating, they find a really strange
smell, one neither one of them recognize.
Will Bobby and Tony be able to the find the one
and killing Sazi? Will anything happen between Bobby and
Asri? Will Tony ever be able to handle pack life?
MOON'S WEB is a thrilling continuation to HUNTER'S
C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp have outdone the wonderful job
they did with HUNTER'S MOON! The action begins on the
very first page and doesn't let up throughout the story.
There are plots and subplots galore, but they never become
overwhelming. In this story, we get to meet a lot more of
the Sazi people and begin to understand a bit more about
them and their culture, including their various "gifts".
This is also where Tony learns of his "gift" of being a
seer with hindsight. And I loved the way Tony discovered
his gift. Not to mention, the way everyone kept trying to
help Tony by blocking his connection with Sue. I was
immediately drawn into this story from the very first page
and found myself enthralled discovering new things about
the Sazi. This is definitely a book you don't want to
miss reading and I cannot recommend it highly enough!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 15, 2006
Tony Giodone made his living as an assassin—until one of
his marks ripped his throat out and turned him into a
werewolf. Now he's the best hired killer there is.
When a curvy woman in an expensive suit tries to hire him
to kill her, his wolf senses insist that she is his mate.
One kidnapping, a plethora of gunfights, a psychic coma,
and two faked deaths later, Tony and Sue have new
identities and are hiding in a community of Sazi
shapeshifters. All seems well, until Sue begins to pull
away from Tony and he realizes that if he can't be more
open with her, he's going to lose her.
To add to his problems, Tony is getting flashes of other
peoples' lives. He doesn't know if they're memories or
fantasies—but he wants it to stop, because he's learning
things he shouldn't about his friends and neighbors.
What's more dangerous than a psychic-powered werewolf
assassin? Whatever it is, it's kidnapping and killing
female Sazi . . . after it sucks out their powers. Its
latest captive is the girlfriend of Carmine, the Mafia don
who used to be Tony's boss. To get her back, Carmine will
make war on all the Sazi—and while the Sazi would win,
they can't afford to be exposed to humans. Now it's up to
Tony to save Carmine's girlfriend—and all of the Sazi.
He could really use the help of Bobby, the python member
of Wolven, but Bobby is a bit preoccupied. It seems that
Chicago's pack enforcer, Asri Kho, a deadly Komodo Dragon
on the full moon, makes his knees weak. That is, whenever
she's not trying to kill him.