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Smoke Bitten (A Mercy Thompson Novel #12) (Hardcover)
Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, faces a threat unlike any other in this thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
I am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman. My only “superpowers” are that I turn into a thirty-five pound coyote and fix Volkswagens. But I have friends in odd places and a pack of werewolves at my back. It looks like I'm going to need them.
Centuries ago, the fae dwelt in Underhill—until she locked her doors against them. They left behind their great castles and troves of magical artifacts. They abandoned their prisoners and their pets. Without the fae to mind them, those creatures who remained behind roamed freely through Underhill wreaking havoc. Only the deadliest survived.
Now one of those prisoners has escaped. It can look like anyone, any creature it chooses. But if it bites you, it controls you. It lives for chaos and destruction. It can make you do anything—even kill the person you love the most. Now it is here, in the Tri-Cities. In my territory.
It won't, can't, remain.
Not if I have anything to say about it.
About the Author
Patricia Briggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series (Storm Cursed, Silence Fallen) and the Alpha and Omega novels (Burn Bright, Dead Heat).
Praise for Patricia Briggs and the Mercy Thompson series
“I love these books.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Patricia Briggs never fails to deliver an exciting, magic- and fable-filled suspense story.”—Erin Watt, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Royals series
“Patricia Briggs is an incredible writer....I love hanging out with the amazing characters in this series!”—Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author
“An excellent read with plenty of twists and turns....It left me wanting more.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison
“The best new urban fantasy series I've read in years.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong
“Mercy Thompson [is] one of urban fantasy's best-loved heroines.”—SF Site
“The world-building is incredibly lush....A fantastic urban fantasy adventure....A wonderful world to lose oneself in as a reader.”—Fresh Fiction
“Briggs' careful and layered building of both her world and her characters is an iron-clad guarantee of an outstanding read! Fans will love this one!”—RT Book Reviews
“Briggs continues to surprise and intrigue readers with Mercy's inventiveness and intuition under duress.”—Publishers Weekly
“The pace is swift, the incidents suitably full of action, and the tension mounts...to a bloody and desperate conclusion.”—Tor.com
“Yet again, we see why Patricia Briggs is a master storyteller.”—Literary Escapism
“Packed full of strong writing-great moments of humor, horror, and suspense; emotion and drama; romance and redemption. It's another wonderful story in a series that sets the bar.”—Shewolf Reads