Gentleman Takes a Chance
by Sarah A. Hoyt
Cover Artist: Tom Kidd
Review by Gayle Surrette
Baen Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781416555933
Date: 07 October 2008 List Price $23.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
A sequel to Draw One in the Dark, Sarah Hoyt continues her tale of shape-shifters living among us and running a restaurant in Gold Port, Colorado. Kyrie Smith and Tom Ormson are making The George, into a place for locals to get good food at affordable prices in a great atmosphere. However, their actions in the previous book have not gone unnoticed and it seems that there is a council for shape shifters and Kyrie, Tom, and Rafiel Trall have broken quite a few rules. Now an ancient killer has been set to make them pay for their misdeeds. From official release/information:
Product Description: There are those living secretly among us who have the power to change their physical form from that of a human to an animal, even animals thought to be mythical, such as dragons. Throughout out the ages, these shape shifters have come together in a loose organization to protect themselves from humans—and other shape shifters. According to their code, killing another shifter is a crime, no matter if the shifter was slaughtering humans.
Kyrie Smith, a young panther shifter, must decide where she will stand: with her group or with humanity at large. And she'll have to do it while both older shifters and her boyfriend Tom Ormson—a dragon shifter—push her from quandary to quandary and police detective Rafiel Thrall—who happens to be a lion shifter—demands her help in solving mysterious murders that he suspects have been committed by a shifter. But when Tom begins getting telepathic warnings from the Great Sky Dragon that his life is in danger, the same dragon who recently almost killed him, he and Kyrie realize that much more is involved than a homicidal shape shifter.
Someone—or something—has been killing shifters in large numbers, and the most ancient and powerful of shifters are converging on the city to find the killer. And anyone, human or shifter, who gets in their way will be eliminated without mercy. . . .