Actions have consequences—a lesson Scarlett Bernard is learning the hard way. As a “null,” Scarlett has always been able to negate the powers of the supernatural beings that surround her. But now her reckless decision to permanently change Eli from a werewolf to a human has left the Los Angeles werewolf pack in shambles, and upset the balance of power among the city’s supernatural factions. To make matters worse, Scarlett’s employers discover that a newly changed werewolf is running amok in the city. To catch the rogue werewolf, Scarlett will need help from both Eli and Detective Jesse Cruz of the LAPD…a situation that will force her to finally choose between them.
However, Scarlett and her friends aren’t the only ones on the hunt—someone else is chasing the wolf. Someone with no reservations about collateral damage. Now Scarlett and her allies must stop both the rogue wolf and the deadly hunter before the full moon rises and all hell breaks loose.
Filled with the same suspense and wit readers loved in Dead Spots and Trail of Dead, this may be Scarlett Bernard’s most harrowing adventure yet....
©2014 Melissa F. Olson (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
good set up an awesome characters that have a honest an real feel about then.....from the moment jessie sees the "demon dog" till the end this one had me laughing out loud while still on my edge of my seat waiting to see how it all ends. i read / listen to ALOT of books an usual see the twists an turns long before they play out...which is disappointing sometimes...one thing i can say for this whole series so far....i can never truly figure out all the little details and endings. this writer has a way of truly catching me off guard an keeping a few aces up her sleeves right up until the end. while never making the plot muddy or the characters wish washy ....if anything one if her best tricks is making then so 3d and human like that it defies the cliches ...the standerd roles...the tired out concepts an the normal play ups.... her books are not what had became the normal cookie cutter worlds (ya maybe some are a new shape but in the end the little new details still are a cookie cutter ) her worlds an the people in them shift ...grow and become truly effected by the drama an trauma they endure...they just dont go through hell an then poof next chaper next story they are all good an still the exact character they were in the first book. no instead like what real people would do they slowly learn from...grow bitter because or struggle to maintain them selves after so many life altering events happens to them...awesome writing more so when considering how relatively new this writer is to the scene!!!!!
Really great narration
I really like the Scarlett Bernard character, and truly most of the characters are compelling. I'm not a "Werewolf fan, so I did not enjoy the story so much. This is purely a matter of my personal taste and not a reflection of the story.
Oh man, this narrator ROCKS. Outstanding performance with multiple characters, all easily distinguished with her expert elocution.
I would not make a film of this book.
*please see all my reviews for similar titles I enjoyed. As a narrator myself, I tend to focus on the audio presentation.
The thing I love most about Melissa F. Olson is the messy, complicated, very real relationships her characters have. The Jesse/Scarlett/Ely love triangle is amazing. There is a lot of really wonderful humor in this book as well. Amy McFadden is the perfect voice for Scarlett. My only complaint is that it's over.
Book Addict and a Fantasy Fanatic!
So Book 3 is definitely the best of this series. Scarlett's life gets alittle more complicated and the story is much more consistent with the last book. I'm giving this book a 3 but only because I can't give it a 2.5.
My issue with the series is Scarlett. I understand that with a new series the author has to work out some kinks. But Scarlett is not very strong for a main character. And I don't mean physically or magically. She is whiney, clumsy, and not very bright. she has lived in the supernatural community for years and doesn't know anything. Why wouldn't you ask questions? How can she teach Cory or Jessie about things she doesn't even know. She is someone you root for because it's polite but there really isn't any chance they can win. Her development will have to improve by the next book.
In reference to the common love triangle, I am hoping that this is an occasion where the werewolf gets the girl. Eli makes a great sacrifice for Scarlett. One that only a true would even consider. Let's hope the love triangle is resolved and a fresh story can begin.
It took me a while to return to this series and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed reading this book. I enjoy the characters and their interaction with each other. The world Melissa Olson created is imaginative and well developed. I hope this isn't the last book of this series. I actually Scarlet Bernard and hope to see more of her.
I am addicted to books. Nothing makes me happier than crawling inside a good book.
Having listened to the other 2 in the series
Still Scarlet, she is a strong woman
She does a great performance on any book that she's narrating.
Not my normal genre but totally loved these books, now at a loss for what to read next!
"Really good urban fantasy"
It took me a while to warm up to Scarlett in the first book in the series, Dead Spots, because her character was so jaded. However by this third book she's developed into not only likeable but really "laugh out loud" funny with her wicked sense of humour. I can usually tell when the writing is good because I'm engaged throughout the book and don't really notice "the writing". This was certainly true for all of the books in this series. I feel I've found another favourite urban fantasy author and I'll be looking forward to the next book. I would recommend it to anyone who likes this sort of genre. If you're looking for romance it's there, with an interesting love triangle for Scarlett. However the "love scenes" aren't anything like as "detailed" as many paranormal romance or some other urban fantasy books. The focus is definitely more on the "action" and this has a complicated enough plot to keep you guessing. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed it. Again, I wasn't sure initially about the narrator as I found her voice a bit "whiny" at times. However, now I'm used to her voice I think she did a great job that definitely enhanced the story.
The last in the series what a shame. The whole trilogy was a pleasure to listen to, story narration and characters were first class. Highly recommended. I really could find little fault as each book really fleshed out the people and the stories moved along at a good pace.
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