Title : Bone Crossed
Author : Patricia Briggs
Publisher : Ace Publishing
ISBN : 978-0-441-01676-1
From the Inside Flap :
"Welcome to Patricia Briggs's world, a place where "witches, vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters live beside ordinary people" Booklist. It takes a very unusual woman to call it home-and there's no one quite like Mercy Thompson.
By day, Mercy is a car mechanic in the sprawling Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shapeshifter with some unique talents, Mercy has often found herself having to maintain a tenuous harmony between the human and the no so human. This time she may get more than she bargained for.
Marsilia, the local Vampire Queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan - and she's out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werefolf pack (and her close relationship with its sexy Alpha, it won't be Mercy's blood Marsilia is after.
It'll be her friends."
When Stefen, Mercy's vampire friend shows up beaten and starving on her living room floor, Mercy knows she is in for a world of trouble. Not long after, a not so friendly enemy, Amber, from college shows up on her doorstep looking for help with a ghost problem. With the damage done to her garage, and the threat on her head from the local Vampire Queen, Marsilia, Mercy and her friends think it's best that she head to Spokane to help Amber and her family with their little haunting.
It's not long before Mercy finds herself in far more trouble than she's ever been in. She's caught the attention of the local Vampire of Spokane, and he's not too keen on trespassers. Mercy has to find a way to rid herself of all the vampires on her tail, but how is she to do that?
I loved this fourth installment of the Mercedes Thompson Series. Mercy is a strong, independant character, and is not afraid to stand up for herself. I love the fact that no matter what the situation Mercy can sit tight and roll with the punches. She shows fear, but doesn't let it hold her down, and she's not afraid to ask for help if she is overwhelmed.
I'm eagerly anticipating the fifth installment to this series, Silver Borne, and any that may follow. According to Patricia Brigg's website, their is to be a total of seven Mercy Thompson books released, and possibly even more. I can only hope there are many more, because this is a great series!