Wolf Hunt by Jeff Strand

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Two thugs. One innocent woman. And one VICIOUS frickin' werewolf.

Meet George and Lou, thugs for hire. The kind of intimidating-yet-friendly guys who will break your thumbs, but be polite about it.

Their latest assignment is to drive across Florida to deliver some precious cargo to a crime lord. The cargo: a man in a cage. Though Ivan seems perfectly human, they’re warned that he is, in fact, a bloodthirsty werewolf.

George and Lou don’t believe in the supernatural, but even if they did, it’s daytime and tonight isn’t the full moon. Their instructions are straightforward: Do not open the cage. Do not reach into the cage. Do not throw anything into the cage. And they don't.

Unfortunately, Ivan doesn’t play by the usual werewolf rules, and the thugs find themselves suddenly responsible for a ferocious escaped beast. One who can transform at will. One who enjoys killing in human form as much as he enjoys killing as a monster.

If George and Lou want to save their careers, dozens of people, and their own lives, they need to recapture him. Because Ivan the werewolf is in the mood for a murder spree…

This fun, demented little book concerns two semi-friendly thugs who have to transport a man trapped in a cage four hours away to Florida. The man in question, Ivan, is reputed to be a werewolf, which of course George and Lon don't believe. As long as they get paid, games on, until Ivan shows how much he enjoys mentally screwing with the men.

The characters rocked for Wolf Hunt. George and Lon are constantly indulging in silly conversations that border on ridiculous. They reminded me of a pair you'd see in a cheesy comedy movie, but it works here. I can tell Ivan is amused by the duo, which I would also be, but Ivan is amused by general by people, especially when he sets out to kill them. Apparently Ivan didn't need the werewolf reputation because he's always been a serial killer. Enter a plot twist.

Knock aside the funny times that left me seriously grinning with their dialogue and amusing situations, and you see this book is also filled with plenty of violence. The death count is mega when Ivan goes on a killing spree. Jeff Strand is clearly talented, especially with the ironic situations and coming up with how everything can go wrong for poor George and Lon. The steady dialogue is what fills most of the book, and it's a breeze to read through.

I really need to read more werewolf fiction that's horror-focused, it's a back-burner plan this year, and Wolf Hunt was a fun visit into the furry fiction. It's not like other shifter fiction I've read.

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“I will never stop being pissed. He has now created a 'lifetime of seeking vengeance' scenario.”

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