Leader of the Pack is the third installment in Karen MacInerney’s "Tales of an Urban Werewolf" series. The first two books released
to rave reviews, and this latest entry holds to that tradition. MacInerney’s writing
boasts savvy intellect and great humor which are beautifully utilized once more in Leader.
Sophie Garou has been an odd(fur)ball from day one.
The illegitimate child of a psychic and a werewolf, she's always been a loner
rather than a typical werewolf pack hound. She's more focused on her human life and career vs.
her werewolf future, though she holds her own against other werewolves in a unique way
despite not having been trained in the lifestyle. Oddities or not, Sophie has proven to be remarkable, and those qualities
are her greatest asset when Daddy comes to call.
In the midst of the Howl—a large, weeklong werewolf gathering where brawling is forbidden—Sophie’s father is accused of murder and must stand trial for his life. Suddenly being an outsider may be more valuable than Sophie realized. With his death
imminent in days, Sophie must rely on the aid of some good friends to save him. Unfortunately, Daddy’s plans for Sophie might mean the destruction of
everything they have worked so diligently to accomplish and the loss of not only his life but Sophie’s,
MacInerney's werewolf world stands out from the pack with some new and welcome approaches to urban fantasy. The comical yet hypothetically “real” approach to werewolf qualities make
much of the romanticism attributed to such creatures a little more opaque than typical modern authors
seem to prefer.
Leader of the Pack lends just the perfect amount of drama and sexual tension to an already high-strung culmination of events - Sophie Garou and her charged love interests are pure electricity. With the great humor lining the pages, a reader can’t
make a much better date for a quiet evening by the fire.