"A howlingly successful look at "reality""
If it looks and acts like a wolf pack hunting humans, it
can only be a werewolf brood settling near Denver. Already
residing in the Mile High City is the leader of another
werewolf pack Lucius. He tries to act as human as
possible. He lives in an apartment, works as a bartender,
and dates female Homo sapiens. He hides his heritage in
order to protect his pack. However, his identity is in
danger of exposure when he saves a woman's life from a
gangbanger. He picks the worst person to save at least from
a werewolf perspective as Cathy "Cat" Mosell works for the
Quest, a tabloid so sleazy that its peers avoid it. She
saw his transformation from man to wolf and reports her "up
close and personal observation" to her editor. He runs a
front-page expose claiming a dangerous werewolf runs loose
in the city. The newly arrived werewolves are vermin
challenging Lucius' more civilized crowd. With half the
city already after them and now a deadly rival wanting
supremacy, Lucius seems to have too much to deal with yet
still wants Cat as his own.
This horror story looks deeply inside the heart, mind, and
soul of a werewolf in such an in depth manner that readers
will believe that this novel is a character study. The
audience learns how the lycanthrope think and feel
especially about their own species and their natural enemy
humanity. In this wonderfully written work of fiction,
P.D. Cacek brings credence to the existence of lycanthropic
creatures by making CANYONS a howlingly successful look
Harriet Klausner / November 2000
Copyright © 2000 for ParaNormal
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 24, 2002
Picture this: you're riding the bus home from work, with the very first newspaper article every published under your byline clutched in your hot little hand, when a coked-up idiot attempts to hold up everyone on the bus. He takes a dislike to you and is about to slice you open when a large, gorgeously hairy man attacks him and saves your life. Only your rescuer is not a man, but a giant wolf who leaves a bloody pawprint on your newspaper, all over your precious byline . . .
If you're an intrepid reporter, you don't panic. You run for the newsroom to get a photo of the pawprint before it disappears . . . because the paper you work for thrives on stories of alien invasions and Elvis sightings and Bigfoot's baby, and this, unlike all of those stories, this is real.
Of course, it's not that simple. The highly civilized Denver werewolves don't want anyone to know of their existence, not even beautiful young reporters who make Lucas, the leader of the pack, think lustful thoughts. But Lucas and his pack have a much bigger problem to deal with: there's another were-pack hunting in their territory--and being messy about it. If the police solve any of those brutal, apparently random, murders, Denver's more patrician lycanthropes may wind up in big trouble.
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifters