Saturday, March 11, 2017
The story opens with the radio show. After hearing about it more times than might be coincidence, Kitty asks about strange and/or supernatural events that happened at or around Speedy Marts. And gets more information than she expected. She also gets a call from someone claiming that prior to some of the worst storms to hit, the owner had been there in the preceding days–more probably than coincidence would lead you to expect.
Kitty also receives a call from the woman running the Center for the Study of Paranatural Biology–three special forces solders who are also were wolves have escaped from Fort Carson, does Kitty have any ideas on how they might capture them?
I am fascinated by the idea of how governments might use (and abuse) supernatural beings in war. I think Carrie Vaughn gets it right–if werewolves existed, the government would use them. And the government would also do a terrible job reintegrating those soldiers back into society.
His squad had an amazing record in Afghanistan. It was one of the most successful units we’ve fielded out there. They handled the terrain like it was nothing, they could travel for weeks without support, get to places nothing else could, track down damn near anything. They didn’t need body armor or NVGs—”
“Night-vision goggles,” Stafford said. “We had them hunting Taliban leaders in the Kunar Province, in the high country. Their success rate was . . . was worth everything, we thought.”
Additionally, now the Cormac is out of prison, Ben and Kitty are discovering that someone is…not quite the same with him.
Published by Tor Books