Once again, Burke hits it out of the park with this latest chapter in her Not Dead Yet series. Wes and his vampire boyfriend, Hudson, start investigating a rash of deaths in Toronto's shifter community and start to put together a plot destroy all shifters and more.
Eventually, the clues point to vampires but Wes and Hudson must also deal with a lot of complications including a rediscovered niece of Hudson and a shadowy European paranormal enforcement agency with ethics that are murky at best. Once again, the Burke's plot propels the reader forward in a suspenseful hunt for the truth, with the help of Wes and Hudson's friends, Lexi, Evan, and Iskander. And once again, this trio along with Wes and Hudson, form a dynamic "found family" that strengthens all of the individual - it's a strong theme in all of these books and one that I found very affecting, especially towards the end when those bonds are tested.
It's hard to say much about the plot without giving too much away. The book manages to balance the mystery and suspense elements masterfully without being too grim. Indeed, the humor of this book is an organic product of the interactions between the characters, not something shoehorned in for no reason. All in all, a fitting end to one of my favorite series of the past year, with a fun plot and great characters. Highly recommended.