In the first book of this series, Hunter’s Moon, readers were lured into the fascinating world of Mafia-hitman-turned-werewolf Tony, his unique love affair with the good-natured but suicidal millionaire Sue, and the ultra-secretive shapeshifter world of the Sazi.
Tony and Sue are now relocated within a werewolf Pack in Chicago. Never a conformable man, Tony is finding it difficult to abide by the dictatorial rules and harsh punishments of pack leader Nikolai, especially in light of his growing psychic powers. These same powers are also putting an increasing strain on his relationship with Sue, who has her own problems to deal with.
Things get really complex when Tony’s old Mafia boss Carmine threatens to wage war against the Sazis if his kidnapped shapeshifting lover isn’t found soon. Tony and his good friend Bobby the Python are chosen to liaise as well as lead the hunt for something or someone who seemingly doesn’t exist. Their task is made monumentally difficult by the advent of all the Sazi bigwigs converging on Chicago for a top-secret meeting.
If readers were bowled over by Hunter’s Moon, then they’ll be over the moon after finishing reading Moon’s Web, the latest powerhouse of a novel courtesy of writing partners Adams and Clamp. This time the author duo take readers further inside their meticulously crafted world of the shapeshifting Sazi - their unique culture, rigidly-held power hierarchy, stringent rules, swift punishments and an overall prevailing atmosphere of secretiveness. There are plots within plots, and “complex” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Action together with emotion and the prevailing paranormal atmosphere compel readers to shiver in delight and excitement as well as trepidation.
Beside central characters Sue and Tony, readers are introduced to a host of compelling Sazi characters who can shape-shift into a range of creatures. Humans as well as Sazi provide plenty of murder, mayhem and suspense, to resolve which Tony will have to put to use his erratic newfound powers - provided he survives in the first place. The authors finish as compellingly as they began, tying up some old loose ends and, in the process, creating several new ones, thus ensuring readers are kept in eager suspense until the next installment. All in all, this writer combination is simply dynamic, and their Sazi books are guaranteed a prime place on the keeper shelf.