By Sarah A. Hoyt
Gentleman Takes a Chance is a fast-moving city delusion event of a determined conflict of shape-shifters in a contemporary urban, and should entice the readers who've made Mercedes Lackey's city myth novels top-sellers.
There are these residing secretly between us who've the ability to alter their actual shape from that of a human to an animal, even animals considered legendary, reminiscent of dragons. all through out the a long time, those form shifters have come jointly in a free association to guard themselves from humans—and different form shifters. in line with their code, killing one other shifter is against the law, whether the shifter was once slaughtering people.
Kyrie Smith, a tender panther shifter, needs to make a decision the place she is going to stand: together with her crew or with humanity at huge. And she’ll need to do it whereas either older shifters and her boyfriend Tom Ormson—a dragon shifter—push her from concern to predicament and police detective Rafiel Thrall—who occurs to be a lion shifter—demands her assist in fixing mysterious murders that he suspects were dedicated by way of a shifter. but if Tom starts off getting telepathic warnings from the nice Sky Dragon that his existence is at risk, a similar dragon who lately virtually killed him, he and Kyrie observe that rather more is concerned than a homicidal form shifter.
Someone—or something—has been killing shifters in huge numbers, and the main historical and strong of shifters are converging at the urban to discover the killer. And someone, human or shifter, who will get of their means should be eradicated with out mercy…
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