Mercy Thompson is one hard-core coyote, when an newbie werewolve shows up at her shop asking for work, it take a turn for the worst. He attacked and Mercy jumps in to save him with trouble. Adam the alpha request to meet the newbie but at the end of the meet, the newbie is dead on Mercy's doorsteps. She goes to check on Adam and finds him injured and to find out that his daughter has been kidnapped. With some help from Samuel, Mercy's ex and other friends her mission is to figure out who took Adam's daughter and why the newbie was killed by a drug. When werewolves are human they are as friendly as they can come but when they're wolves you best hope they don't rip your throat out. Mercy Thompson is great! I can't wait to read more and see what next for Mercy.