In the third novel in the Frenzy Cycle, New York cop Tony Mace is still trying to come to terms with the shocking revelations of the first two books in the series (in which Tony discovered that peaceful werewolves live among us, and then was instrumental in defeating the Brotherhood of Torquemada, which wanted to wipe out the wolves). He doesn’t really have the energy to deal with a new challenge, but, when a powerful new threat to both peaceful wolves and humans appears on the scene, Tony will risk everything to stop the evil in its tracks. The novel expands on the first two, while taking the story in a new direction; some elements of the first two books play a role, but this is more than a sequel. Fans of Lamberson’s brand of horror (which features realistic characters in fantastic situations) will definitely enjoy the book, and readers who hunger for a good werewolf tale will sink their teeth into this one.
This review originally appeared in Booklist, September 2014.