Final book in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
Phin, the bookstore owner, seems to be missing. Mercy has one of his books about the fae.
Someone (or more than one) from the pack is able to enter Mercy’s head and mess with her thoughts. She wants to learn more about this from Samuel, but he has called for Mercy’s help at the hospital.
Samuel tried to kill himself. His wolf has now calmly taken over until Mercy can figure out what to do.
An unknown named Daphne Rondo sent bounty hunters with a false warrant to bring in Adam. It didn’t work.
Is an unknown woman trying to kill Adam? She gave the kill orders AFTER she’d been missing for a couple of days. Adam knows Samuel is staying in wolf form and is breaking the rules to keep him safe.
I made a note that Briggs came up with a scent I think I’d like as a perfume: earth, forest, magic, wood fire, air and salt water. Make that burning sandalwood and I think we have a hit!
Where is the bookstore owner? Is the fae folklore book important? Is grandma at the bookstore good or bad? Will Samuel still want to kill himself if he turns back human?
Sam and Mercy break into the bookstore and learn it has been destroyed by Phin. They win the battle, but now Adam needs help.
Someone blew up Mercy’s house. Mary-Jo let it happen, but who was working with her?
Gabriel has been taken hostage by the fairy queen who wants to make an exchange with Mercy.
The word “slugabed” is used here which I’ve never heard. Self explanatory though.
Behind the scenes, Mary Jo’s boyfriend, Henry, has been plotting how to get rid of Adam who is the focus of Mary Jo’s romantic wishes. Paul and Adam are set to fight for pack leader.
Fights for control!!
We hear a long-ago story of Samuel and Alicia and how she was tormented by her father. “…scars do not bother me. They are the laurels of the survivor.” The fairy queen has tricked Mercy, Jesse and Alicia into her lair where she is keeping Phin and Gabriel.
Will the group be saved from the fairy queen? Will someone have to stay behind as the queen’s prisoner? Read the fifth and final book in the series of Mercy Thompson!