by Patricia Briggs
Alpha & Omega #3
Holter Graham (Narrator)
Published March 6th 2012 by Penguin Audiobooks
They say opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son-and enforcer-of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha. While Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.
Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.
Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston, when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves-all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer's sights...
Best book in the series so far!
Fair Game had a little bit different feel that the last two books since the POV included someone that was not Anna or Charles. The book actually starts out in the POV of a little girl that we later see as the grown FBI agent that Anna and Charles is partnered with to solve a serial killer case.
There has been some time between the ending of Hunting Ground and Fair Game. Briggs doesn’t come out and give us an exact time frame but it’s at least around a year, maybe even more. Anna makes reference to it being several months since Charles has touched her and the evens with the werewolves coming out to the public are parallel to the timing in the ending River Marked, in the Mercy Thompson series.
After the coming out of the werewolves Bran has been focusing on keeping all the packs under a tight leash so as not to scare the humans. This means Charles’ job as his enforcer has picked up and Charles has become somewhat depressed at all the killing his has to do. He is haunted by the ghosts of the wolves he has killed and is keeping Anna away to keep her safe from them and not wanting her to see him as a monster.
Because of the depression that Charles is in, Anna goes to Bran for help. She tries to talk sense into the old wolf but he knows what’s best for the good of all the wolves and tells her to grow up. But Anna finds the means to finally get through to Bran and he sends her and Charles to Boston to help out with a serial killer case that might have some supe connections.
Helping with the case gives Charles and brother wolf the hunt they need but without being the “monster” that Charles is starting to feel like.
Through out Fair Game Charles and Anna work on the case and on their broken bond and when it’s over the case is solved and the bond is on it’s way to getting stronger.
Even thought the couple has been together since almost the first time they meet, Briggs makes them work for their HEA. Both are damaged in their own way but they are tough and loyal and truly love each other. Yeah the story is about fictional creatures like werewolves but if you put that aside, you can see the truth in their relationship. It’s hard to be married and love someone but it’s worth the everyday fight to keep it together when it’s real.
I so want to spoil you about the ending, it was really good. But let me just say that there is an event that takes place that has changed Briggs’ worlds. It will not doubt show up in Mercy’s books too. It’s that big! Can’t wait to see what both series bring in the future.