Publication Date: Feb. 2009
Publisher: Mira Books
Reviewer: Amber R.
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I'm on trial for my life. Falsely accused of infecting my human ex-boyfriend--and killing him to cover up the crime. Infecting a human is one of three capital offenses recognized by the Pride--along with murder and disclosure of our existence to a human.I'm two for three. A goner.
Now we've discovered a rogue stray terrorizing the mountainside, hunting a wild teenage tabbycat. It's up to us to find and stop him before a human discovers us. With my lover Marc's help, I "think" I can protect the vulnerable girl from both the ambitious rogue and the scheming of the territorial council.
"If" I survive my own trial.
Faythe is on trial with the Tribunal and things aren't going smoothly for her. Not that ever really do. Faythe seems to get herself into a lot trouble. Mainly by not being able to keep her mouth and temper in check. Anyhow, she's being accused of infecting her exboyfriend and turning him into a werecat and then killing him to cover up what she did. But we know that isn't the case. She was simply defending herself while he was attacking her and she won. There are a couple of Alpha's on the Tribunal who are out to prove that Faythe is guilty though. But there are underlying currents there that have nothing to do with Faythe.
While the trial is being held in a free territory they run into a group of strays who are killing people. So obviously, they have to take care of them so that the werecat population isn't outed to the humans. While rounding up the strays they run into some additional problems. Not only are they killing humans, some of them are man eaters, and also there is a young tabby running around who doesn't seem to belong anywhere or to anyone.
This book was a lot different from the first two. Faythe has basically accepted her role in the Pride and she really wants to help figure out what's going on. However, since she's on trial for murder there really isn't too much that she's able to do. Faythe still has a major attitude problem. And she's so back and forth with Marc it makes me want to scream bloody murder. Not only that but she's on trial for freaking murder and she just acts so flippant about the whole thing it drives me nuts. Like, I know she's innocent of intentionally murdering anyone but this crap is serious. Calvin Malone is one of the dudes on the Tribunal and he's a complete jackass.
I am still really liking this series. I can't wait to see where Faythe ends up. Plus some of the other characters in the books have interesting story lines as well that I really want to see play out.