cover image Leopard’s Wrath

Leopard’s Wrath

Christine Feehan. Berkley, $7.99 mass market (432p) ISBN 978-1-984803-54-2

Over-the-top sexuality meets animal instinct in the red-hot 12th romantic fantasy in Feehan’s Leopard series (after Leopard’s Run). Leopard-shifter Mitya was raised to be a ruthless criminal by his Russian mafia boss father. Now a crime lord based near San Antonio, Tex., Mitya spends his time secretly working to reduce violence from within the criminal underworld. But he and his internal leopard are restless and lonely. One night, Mitya finds Ania, a pre-shift leopard shifter, changing a flat tire on the side of the road and stops to offers his assistance. Ania is on a quest to avenge her murdered family, but she allows her mission to be derailed by lust for Mitya. The twisting plots about Ania’s investigation and Mitya’s clash with his sadistic father play second fiddle to Ania and Mitya’s highly charged erotic encounters as both of their leopards enter into heat. While some questions are left unanswered as fodder for the next entry in the series, fans will be pleased with the scorching love scenes and satisfying conclusion. Agent: Steven Axelrod, Axelrod Agency (Nov.)