Deacon Chalk normally has no trouble telling innocent victims from real monsters. So protecting an abused pregnant were-dog is a no-brainer…until a vicious lycanthrope leader and his brotherhood target Deacon, other shape-shifters, and any humans in their way. Suddenly, Deacon is outnumbered, outgunned, and unsure who – or what – to trust. The only edge he has left is a weapon hungry for his soul and his most savage impulses. And using it will exact a price even this hell-raising hunter fears to pay…
Review: This review contains some spoilers if you have not read the first book in the series.
Deacon Chalk is not just your average tattooist turned bounty hunter. Deacon has been infused with Angel blood that gives him an amazing ability to hear and powers to fight the things that go bump in the night. In other words Deacon is a true bad ass. After the horrific slaying of his family, Deacon has made it his life’s work to be an occult bounty hunter and rid the world of evil monsters.
The story picks up about a year from where Blood and Bullets lets off. Deacon and Tiff are having a good day until they stumble upon a Were-Lion beating a dog. Deacon will have none of this. He fights off the Were, saves the dog who in turn is a pregnant shifter. Turns out she is the advance part for Marcus’s campaign , another lion shifter, who is a pacifist and is encouraging both were predators and prey weres to live peacefully. Unfortunately, Marcus has a brother Leonidas who, along with his band of prey weres, comes along behind Marcus wreaking havoc. Deacon and the rest of his gang need to find a way to defeat Leonidas and the rest of the bad shifters.
If you are looking for a fast paced, balls to the wall, graphic book this one is for you. Yes there is lots of valance and blood. The story is very descriptive from the clothes that are worn, to the guns that Deacon uses to the car he drives. The plot is well written and I do not feel that are any holes left. I love the different weres that we see in this book. The Were-Shark and Were-T-Rex were great touches for something new and different. James Tuck delivers some great one liners, where I had to put my book down and just laugh. There is a touch of romance to our story, I really liked that Deacon admitted that he does love Tiff. This book is urban fantasy all the way. I look forward to see what the authors has in store for Deacon next. I would recommend this read!!