Monday, December 8, 2014

Wolf Hunter by J.L. Benet [ 3 stars ]

From the Description:

In the waning days of WWII, the Nazis succeeded in creating the ultimate fighters, werewolves. Viktor Huelen escaped capture and made his way to America, where he lived for years undetected…until now.

In present day Detroit, Huelen is being blackmailed into sharing his dark gift with a group of college kids. Jack is an Ojibwa shape shifter…

…and the only thing that stands between the werewolves and world domination.

Wolf Hunter started off great. I loved the first two thirds of the book but the end just kind of left me cold. The hero of the book, Jack, apparently forgot most of the things he had learned about the werewolves, and his own shape shifting for that matter. Unfortunately, I hadn't. The ending leaves it open for a sequel.

I think that the author, J.L. Benet is worth reading. His descriptions were very well done, some were laugh out loud funny (" The bum had seen Jack's truck and was running toward him with the jerking gate of a crack head with Parkinson's." ). So good writer, not such a great book. It had an imaginative, interesting plot. I wish it had lived up to it's potential.