Frost Burned

(Mercy Thompson, Bk. 7). 8 CDs. library ed. unabridged. 10 hrs. Dreamscape Media. 2013. ISBN 9781624062704. $59.99; Playaway digital; digital download. F
Mercy dives into the fire when her alpha werewolf husband, Adam, and his entire pack are kidnapped. Mercy lacks both clues and allies, but that doesn't stop her from pursuing the few leads she has. As she gets closer to finding both Adam and the attackers, she uncovers a series of fun house mirrors where nothing is what it appears. Narrator Lorelei King presents a Mercy who transcends the factions trying to destroy the fragile truces between humans and nonhumans. King matches the pace and tension without taming it and also does well with the vampires who play a sudden but starring role. These characters are known quantities, and King brings them alive (or perhaps dead), recognizing their origins and using them to create memorable figures.
VERDICT Public libraries want this. Briggs is a hot commodity in urban fantasy, and this book will satisfy fans for another year.
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