After starting to read this series with book five by chance, I simply could not resist buying the earlier issues. This is number two in the tales about the Chanku people - a race originating in the Himalayas and able to shift between human form a wolf. Oh, and they are rather sensual and open in their ways ... but that is half the fun of reading these books that come with a warning - this is a REALLY HOT book!
However, if you think that is all this series is about - think again. While the first book was essentially an introduction to the Chanku world overall - where we met the Montana pack - this one introduces us to the `gang' in San Francisco. While the Montana people consists of a couple of magicians and their brides, this one concerns the founder of Pack Dynamics, Ulrich Mason, and his detectives - essentially an agency dealing with extraordinary cases that government agents might not be able to resolve - as well as his late wife and grown daughter who is blissfully unaware of her heritage. This is not enough of a plot though, so author Kate Douglas threw in the little titbit that a young rookie police officer shot mother Camille some twenty years earlier and has now been given the task to introduce daughter Tia to the Chanku world. Luc Stone is the second in command of Pack Dynamics, a very able agent indeed and Ulrich's confidant and has been feeling guilty about shooting a wolf in the Golden Gate Park and then finding a beautiful woman dead in her stead. And as if those complications are not enough - there is also a case pending with the Secretary of Homeland Security having been kidnapped and somehow all of this is being resolved in the end ... well, at least for this book.
Kate Douglas definitely knows how to spin a tale and put it to paper. Once I get started on one of her stories, I generally cannot put it down until I am done - yes, they are that good!