Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega #4) by Patricia Briggs
For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way...
Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire.
Dead Heat is a great addition to the Alpha & Omega series. I love Charles and Ann the main characters in the series. Both are such fascinating people. Briggs always writes a great story but I think she outdid herself with this one.
Charles has a picture of himself that does not match what Anna sees. He sees himself as entirely dark due to his job in the pack. The plot and story line in Dead Heat brings Anna’s picture of Charles into much clearer focus. Safe and very strong is a big part of how Anna sees him and in Dead Heat we see how others view him the same. As the story progresses Anna makes progress in letting Charles see how other see him. It helps change how he views himself and how he sees future events and the people in his life.
Dead Heat is very character driven and the story allows both Anna and Charles to become much better developed. There are some very interesting side characters in the story that help in that development. The plot continues the story line from previous books in both the Alpha & Omega series and the Mercy Thompson series. Once again the Fae are up to no good and must be stopped.
Dead Heat has great action, a well throughout plot and wonderful characters. I think it is the best book so far in the series. It took three years to get this next story in the series. Hopefully it will not take that long to get book 5.
ACE published Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs in 2015.
I received an ARC of Dead Heat from Netgalley in return for an honest review.