cover image Werewolf Cop

Werewolf Cop

Andrew Klavan. Pegasus Crime (Norton, dist.), $25.95 (304p) ISBN 978-1-60598-698-2

In this oddly effective supernatural thriller from Klavan (The Identity Man), Det. Zachary Adams, a top investigator on a federal task force, must track down criminal mastermind Dominic Abend, the leader of an international crime syndicate that has achieved total subversion of the European political establishment. Zach discovers that Abend is seeking the location of an ancient dagger with alleged demonic powers. He follows a lead to meet an expert on the dagger, and there the story takes a wild turn as a werewolf attacks Zach and transmits to him its curse. Zach’s own disbelief and bewilderment give way to his determination to use his new state to catch Abend and end the threat of the magical dagger. From this point on, the narrative proceeds with a dreamlike logic to a satisfying and action-filled conclusion, fitting both Zach’s police background and his fantastic transformation into a creature of vengeance. [em]Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (Mar.) [/em]