Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Case of the Wicked Wolf


Authors: Amber Kell and RJ Scott
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
Publisher URL: www.total-e-bound.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-78184-292-8
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Sam and Bob are juggling more than one investigation but the most important one is of a missing child. Alpha Hartman Hunter’s young daughter Shelly is who they’re tracking but as the search continues, they find that other paranormal children are missing too. Who could have taken them and why? When they learn it could be humans and paranormals working together, things get even more complicated.

Getting his little girl back is almost all Alpha Hunter can think about. He needs all the help he can get and in desperation turns to his ex-lover. He gave up the demon Danjal Naamah for the good of the pack—so he could mate with a female and have cubs for the next generation—but he’s miserable. Now Hart’s ready to makes changes, but first he has to find Shelly and face down a challenge for his place as Alpha.

The Case of the Wicked Wolf is the new release in the End Street Detective Agency series. The story takes up immediately after The Case of the Cupid Curse left off, so they need to be read in order.

There’s a lot going on in this second release. It’s a nice mix of the relationship of Sam and Bob, their investigation into the missing kids and what’s going on between Hart and Danjal. It’s really surprising the authors managed to cram so many plotlines into a little over 100 print pages, and did it without making it seemed rushed. I enjoyed the entire story but particularly liked the part that dealt with Shelly and what is going on in the pack. It brought in lots of action, suspense and mystery, along with danger and even some betrayal. 

You’ll find a variety of different paranormal creatures as secondary characters scattered throughout the story. Some are old and others are new introductions but all add interest and help move the story forward at a nice pace. The plot flows pretty smoothly, there’s lots of vivid imagery and I appreciated that the authors tied up most of the plot threads. Two left dangling are the mystery of Sam’s heritage and the purpose of his newly acquired treaty bracelet. I can’t wait to find out more about them in the next release, The Case Of The Ghastly Ghost

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