Rivals and Retribution-Shannon Delany

Rivals and Retribution

Shannon Delany

St. Martin’s Griffin, Aug 7 2012, $9.99

ISBN: 9780312625184

 

In Junction Jessie Gillmansen and the Rusakova family including her boyfriend Pietr take the lycanthropic cure so that they can be “normal” and safe from the mob and the company whose headquarters in town was destroyed (see Destiny and Deception).  However, Pietr has changed, which strains his relationship with Jessie.

 

Menwhile, Marlaena leads her Chicago werewolf pack to take over Junction.  When someone abducts Jessie, Pietr goes berserk with an obsessive need to rescue his beloved.  However, he turns wolf only to imprint with Marlaena.  Like him she loves someone else so neither wants this bond.  At the same a mutual enemy plots the demise of the Lycan while Jessie hopes to save her boyfriend and reverse engineer the terrible scientific experiments.

 

The final 13 to Life werewolf saga (see Secrets and Shadows and Bargains and Betrayals) is an engaging climax to an entertaining urban fantasy.  The storyline is fast-paced, but the enemy who seems menacingly invincible early on fails to live up to their earlier reputation when the confrontation occurs.  Still fans of the saga will appreciate Rivals and Retribution as time is running out to find the cure and deal with the adversarial assault.

 

Harriet Klausner

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