By Glen Duncan
Glen Duncan supplies a strong, horny new edition of the werewolf legend, a riveting and titanic thriller--with a profoundly human heart.
Jake Marlowe is the final werewolf. Now simply over 2 hundred years previous, Jake has an insatiable appreciation for strong scotch, books, and the pleasures of the flesh, with a voracious libido and a starvation for meat that drives him loopy every one complete moon. even if he's bodily fit, Jake has slipped right into a deep existential hindrance, contemplating taking his personal existence and finishing a legend that has lived for hundreds of thousands of years. yet there are harmful groups--one new, one ancient--with purposes in their personal for in need of Jake very a lot alive.
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He’d rung their telephones, evidently. I’d deemed it prudent to respond to merely the single i used to be presupposed to have. “I mean,” he stated, nonetheless very lightly, “what the fuck, please, is happening? ” I advised him concerning the assault of the Vampires. i didn't inform him that I’d already known as my touch at Aegis (the U. ok. ’s model of Blackwater, former SAS, MI5, military and army) and woken the snoozing money at 3 of the Swiss banks. “You’re a fortunate sonofabitch, Jacob,” he acknowledged. “Yes, good, i like to recommend you are making flamethrowers obligatory equipment. ” “I don’t suggest that. I suggest you’re fortunate we had one in every of our men within the neighborhood strength. ” “The police? ” “Think approximately how this is able to glance: 4 Hunters lifeless and Jake Marlowe miraculously at huge in ideal overall healthiness. it will glance, wouldn't it, as though you’d performed my boys in your self and fled. ” This hadn’t happened to me. A fear: What else hadn’t happened to me? The resort room was once deep-carpeted and thick-draped. A small a part of me inspiration how tremendous it'd be to lie all the way down to sleep the following and not get up. “Fortunately for you,” Ellis endured, “our agent proven the vamp continues to be, as soon as they’d received the fireplace out. There’s now not a lot of Harley’s library left, I’m afraid. ” I opened the curtains a few inches and seemed out. there has been a holiday within the rain. rainy London breathed, part asleep, twitching the following and there the place night-drama neurons fired: a lady getting raped; a junkie expiring; anyone presenting; a child slithering out. within the sunlight the city’s all brash leap, absolute confidence of unlikely on. Nights you are feeling the exhaustion, see the happening for what it truly is: terror of admitting the complete thing’s been a mistake. “I’m now not in excellent well-being, because it happens,” I acknowledged. “I obtained staked within the leg. I’ve acquired a gouged cranium and a gap in my chest the scale of a tennis ball. ” All of which have been healing—the whispering knitting circle, the mobile cabal—even as I spoke. “I must have been there,” Ellis acknowledged. “I might have made a distinction. ” “Maybe. It occurred very quickly. Did you get a hint at the Land Rover? ” “What? Oh, that. No. bet Russell flaked on it. I fresh forgot myself. besides it used to be the vamps, obviously. ” “Looks that way,” I stated, even supposing Mia, I really basically recalled, had stated “bring the van” no longer “bring the auto. ” pageant for my consciousness used to be fierce, notwithstanding, and the Land Rover query used to be light-weight. “We’re going to need to redirect the pickup,” Ellis acknowledged. “Where are you? ” “Tell your man ten a. m. outdoors the Masonic headquarters in lengthy Acre. ” “Jake …” “Listen, Ellis, I’ve had greater than weeks of now not having the ability to opt for a piss with out someone’s say-so, after which with another individual listening in whereas I’m having it. you could supply me one evening of privateness. you recognize I’m unlikely to run. You’re nonetheless preserving the playing cards. I simply have to get my head jointly. What’s your driver’s identify? ” Over the telephone i'll suppose his will to autonomy. there has been an individual he should still ok it with, a person he didn’t like. Whoever this individual used to be their days of unchallenged management have been numbered.