Book Description: The evil night things that prowl Cincinnati despise witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan. Her new reputation for the dark arts is turning human and undead heads alike with the intent to possess, bed, and kill her — not necessarily in that order.
Now a mortal lover who abandoned Rachel has returned, haunted by his secret past. And there are those who covet what Nick possesses — savage beasts willing to destroy the Hollows and everyone in it if necessary.
Forced to keep a low profile or eternally suffer the wrath of a vengeful demon, Rachel must nevertheless act quickly. For the pack is gathering for the first time in millennia to ravage and to rule. And suddenly more than Rachel’s soul is at stake.
I actually read this one directly in order after the last in the series without a book in between, and they flowed well. I am not sure how it would stand alone, but in the series it fit. This particular book had a lot of surprises for me, and I really don’t want to ruin them for you. So, I will say that I liked the book and I look forward to the next one. If you like the characters in the previous books, they are all present and accounted for in this one except for Trent and his crew (well and Lee, but it you read the last one you know why). Several new characters are introduced, including one who looks to be positioned for a recurring role. I did not think this book has the same focus on relationships that book 3 did, but it had a lot of action and none of the same ole same ole that series often get at about this point. It was new and fresh and surprising.
You can read an excerpt on the author’s website if you would like a preview. Happy Reading!