Edge of Oblivion is the second installment in the Night Prowler saga by PNR author J.T. Geissinger. A well thought-out plot and character-driven story gives equal parts romance and suspense for an excellent example of the genre.
Morgan Montgomery is waiting to die. Branded a traitor by her tribe, the Ikati shape-shifter has no hope for mercy--until Jenna, the Ikati's newly crowned queen and Morgan's former ally, offers one last chance for redemption. Morgan must infiltrate the Rome headquarters of the Expurgari, the Ikati's ancient enemy, to destroy them once and for all. The beautiful renegade has just a fortnight to complete her mission or forfeit her life. Because she does not travel alone...
Xander Luna is a trained assassin and the Ikati's most feared enforcer, famed for his swift brutality and stony heart. Fiercely loyal, he is prepared to hate the traitor under his watch--until they come face to face. For Morgan arouses something unexpected inside of him, something that threatens everything he believes in and the fate of the tribe itself: a love as powerful and passionate as it is forbidden.
I love a strong lead female and Morgan delivers that in Edge of Oblivion. She's everything you could hope for in a heroine with a heart that's never willing to give up for what she believes in. Morgan's not the weeping type, oh no, this gal can hold her own against the biggest and baddest assassin in town! Xander is all alpha male and ready to do the dirty work that needs getting done; he's feared by the shifter community for good reason! The dialog and chemistry between our pair is somkin' hot, leaving me wanting more!
With a clever story that's perfectly paced and beautifully written. Mystery and desire underlying a dramatic plot that keep delivering time and again. I was truly left guessing until the last pages! Some new elements to the paranormal world that I've yet to encounter give Edge of Oblivion a unique reading experience that was both refreshing and exciting and backed with a plethora of charismatic side characters who will hopefully each get their own day in the sun.
Tucked nicely toward the end is a poignant message geared directly towards the cruelty of animals and I was impressed with how well it was handled.
Overall this story, and the saga as a whole, gets my vote!
Getting 4 'catch me if you can' Sheep