Thursday, October 1, 2009

Frostbite-David Wellington

David Wellington
Three Rivers (Crown), Oct 6 2009, $14.00
ISBN: 9780307460837

Cheyenne “Chey” Clark is camping in the Northwest Territories of the Canadian Arctic as she was hired by developers to lure a reticent hermit from his oil rich land where hunters wait to finish the job. After a dangerous night caused by melting ice flooding, she hears a howl that she assumes is a timber wolf. The feral wolf hunts her and when the moon is full traps and bites her.

When Chey awakens she finds herself in the cabin of Monty Powell suffering no physical injuries; in fact she is feeling healthier than she can ever recall. Unsure why, she knows her host is her target. However, as she feels an urge to run the tundra, Chey remains somewhat ignorant as to her condition and just who Monty is. He seeks vengeance from those who murdered his father twenty years ago and their allies; which means slicing off the head of his potential life mate whom he has made like him.

Switching from Vengeful Vampire blood to vengeful werewolf blood, David Wellington provides horror fans with an exhilarating Arctic horror thriller with the usual brilliant final twist. The story line is fast-paced with the focus on the family, as vengeance is in the Canadian air. Fans will enjoy the aptly titled FROSTBITE while wondering will he chop off her head or not and if not will she choose him or her employers?

Harriet Klausner

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