The book was written in 1985 so the newspaper has typewriters and copy boys and there are no mobile phones, it felt almost like a different world! Laurel Armand and Matthew Bates work together in New Orleans (very pre-Catriona!) in a newspaper. Matthew has been attracted to her for years but doesn't know how to approach her. The two of them are drawn into a mystery when a woman asks the right questions about a murder and when letters received by the dead woman go missing they know they're onto something.
I did guess the who of the murderer quite early on but the journey was quite enjoyable. It was interesting to see the changes and familiar themes from Nora Roberts.
It's only a dog, the FBI agents think when they descend on the drug lord's home. Only a dog, chained in the back yard, half starved and with almost glowing eyes it's so filled with rage and fear.
It isn't till they get closer that someone says, "That looks like a wolf."
|This is a sweet short story about an older FBI agent and a traumatized wolf shifter. It is very slow burn ending really with the hint of a sexual relationship. The tone of the book is very removed but it is still engaging.|