This book opens with Mercy and Jesse, her husband's daughter, doing the Black Friday midnight sales together. Mercy and Jesse are slowly working on a new dynamic to their relationship since Mercy and Adam's marriage. But things never seem to run smoothly for too long for this coyote. Mercy has a mild fender bender, most probably caused by a massive twang in her and Adam's mate bond, when he and the other wolves in his pack are forcibly kidnapped and taken hostage. With a cryptic text from Bran, the Marok - Head of all North American werewolves, to disable her cell phone and go silent, Mercy is left with few options, but a burning need to rescue Adam.
This was an amazing book. The first three quarters were all about the kidnapping of Adam's pack and the steps that Mercy went to to keep Jesse safe and get Adam back. The last quarter turned everything on it's head and threw the action into overdrive. I was so into it, I finished in one sitting, staying up way to late into the night to finish it. A couple of days later, I had to reread it. It played on my mind that much. Just an excellent addition to the series. I am sure this book will make its way back onto my reading list at least twice more before the next book from Ms. Briggs comes out. I went 5 stars on Goodreads. Just that fantastic!
Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more…
After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.
Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.