Today's post is on Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs. It is the fourth in her Alpha and Omega series. It is 336 pages long and is published by Ace. The cover is dark purple with Anna and Charles on it looking at the reader. As it is the fourth in the series you need to have read the first three to understand the story. There is no sex, some language, and violence in this book. The story is told from different character moving as the story goes. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- 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.
Review- I think that this is the best Alpha and Omega yet. Anna and Charles are pretty settled together. Anna is still learning things about Charles' past but they are happy and content together. The Fae are playing some long game that, we the readers, cannot understand. The plot stars slow but once it gets going there is no stopping it. I liked the return of the human FBI agent that they know. She is a good side character and gives good balance to very powerful spiritual forces around her. Anna is still healing from her abuse but I think that is very true. It would take years to overcome something as horrible as the things done to her.
I give this book a Five out Five stars. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.