As I expected from the Mercy Thompson series, excellent read. This fourth book gives a little more background into the world and rules of the vampires, Mercy gets some experience with ghosts and much closer to Adam and the pack. I read this within a 24 hour period, almost forgot to eat!
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought/hoped I would because I'm just not into the zombie genre. The characters were well-written and fleshed out (heh-heh) but did not grab my empathy. Or my interest much. This was one long underground quest in the dark with poisonous gas and animated corpses. Hey - would make for a great computer game! I've put Four and Twenty Blackbirds on my wish list 'cause Priest writes well and I'm willing to sample more. I just wasn't into the Boneshaker story. Only three stars from me.
I enjoyed this book, thought it was a typical Alex Benedict novel. Not as gripping as Seeker, but still a good mystery, clues laid out logically, quiet heroes. I hope McDevitt continues to write in this universe 'cause I like living there, if only for a few hours.