Halloween is a night of tricks and treats, but an assassin doesn’t expect either until he meets his mark and realizes nothing will be the same again…
Argenti agent Darren Sumner was born to hunt and terminate rogue werewolves, and his assignment to target Aden Richter should have been like any other. Guilty of seven murders, the werewolf needed to be put down. Unfortunately, Darren’s assigned to infiltrate a Halloween party in a leather miniskirt, high heels, and a wig! To make things more difficult, once he comes in contact with Aden, the last thing he wants to do is kill him.
Distracted by lust neither can control, they stumble over a conspiracy that involves the darkest magic, betrayal, and murder. A conspiracy that binds Darren and Aden inextricably tighter as the danger moves closer…
When Argenti Agent Darren Sumner showed up for his assignment at a party looking exactly like what he was — bait — dressed in a tight blouse, leather mini skirt and heels, he was determined to successfully complete his assignment to bring book dealer Aden Richter to justice by killing him. After all, the rogue werewolf had already murdered 7 people, hadn’t he? However the first time Darren sees Aden as he struts into the party wearing only black leather pants, 4 gold and black necklaces and a guitar — killing him is the furthest thing on his mind. Aden was dressed to impress and impress he did. When they meet at last, Darren’s reaction was totally unexpected; here was this man he had sworn to kill but the only thing he could think of was getting into the sack with him. And Aden has a few tricks of his own as the first thing he does is very quickly disarm Darren and then he proceeds to disarm him in another fashion by making love to him, which of course leads to the big reveal, prematurely for Darren, that he is a man but this revelation makes him even more attractive to Aden.
Our two protagonists have to work their way through a number of trust issues but neither can resist the lure of the other. However, they realize that their attraction is getting in the way of their individual goals which are totally opposite. For Darren, eliminating Aden is still his prime directive; for Aden, staying alive and finding out who is capturing and killing werewolves and framing him for the murders is his main focus, and they both have to figure out a way to work together so that they can stay alive. In between achieving these objectives the two men have the hottest sex while keeping an ear and an eye out for the real killers as well as on who has the weapons that could end the other’s life.
This book is exciting and goes from strength to strength. If you’re looking for a thrill ride and hot werewolf action you don’t need to look any further. The action doesn’t let up and you’re never sure what’s going to happen next! There’s lots of blood and violence in Trick of Silver so be warned! Werewolves fight to the death and don’t stop until their enemy is nothing but ….. I’ll leave it to your imagination. The action sequences were extremely well done but not over the top, however they were sufficiently violent that you knew this was a paranormal story because humans can only take so much pounding before they expire. From my perspective, if I’m reading a book about paranormals I want the weres and vamps to be full blooded and the fights to be real and this book delivers. I also want scorching sex that burns up the pages and I got it in spades until I thought there would be some kind of conflagration before the book wrapped up.
The characters are well developed and definitely three dimensional and I expect no less from this author. Jamie Craig knows how to keep the reader’s interest by introducing new information at just the appropriate time, and when I thought I had the story all figured out another development would smack me right between the eyes. Trick of Silver has a number of unexpected twists and turns and there is betrayal on a massive scale; the trust between Darren and Aden is tenuous at best and Darren isn’t sure who or what to believe while the evidence mounts as he reels and is almost overwhelmed by the scale and extent of the conspiracy.
If you like danger, suspense, black magic and the paranormal, this book is the fix you need. There is also a romance that is emotional and just plain hot. Like most of you, I have a bias for certain types of stories but I’m always truthful about why a book moves me and this one hit all my hot buttons. Trick of Silver by Jamie Craig was entertaining, with well developed, rich characterizations, including the villains, and it met my litmus test. Buy this book.
This book contains scenes of violence and may not be suitable for everyone