For centuries, the werewolves of Toronto have managed to live in peace and tranquility, hidden quietly away on their London, Ontario farm. But now, someone has learned their secret—and is systematically massacring this ancient race.
The only one they can turn to is Henry Fitzroy, Toronto-based vampire and writer of bodice rippers. Forced to hide from the light of day, Henry can’t hunt the killer alone, so he turns to Vicki Nelson for help. As they race against time to stop the murderer, they begin to fear that their combined talents may not be enough to prevent him from completing his deadly plan.
Admittedly it was the T.V. show that first sparked my interest in these books, and unfortunately the series was cancelled after it's second season. I really wanted to continue Vicki Nelson's stories by Tanya Huff, and I read the first one a while ago, I really have no idea why I waited so long to continue with the series. It's just one of those things I guess. I really love Vicki's character, she's a strong independent woman who knows how to get what she wants. And what she wants is justice; a degenerative eye disease ended her career as a policewoman, but she didn't let that stop her, she became a private investigator so she would still have the opportunity to help people. Only now, most of her clients seem to be of preternatural origins.
In Blood Trail, Vicki is approached by Henry to help out a family of werewolves who are being slaughtered, and they cannot go to the police because humans do not know of their existence. Vicki and Henry work closely to find the murderer, and their relationship dynamic changes once they become lovers. Vicki's old partner and lover, Mike, has misgivings about Henry and so he races after Vicki only to find himself thrown into a world he never believed in. Jealousy and tension run rampant among the trio as they put their differences aside in order to save the innocent lives of the werewolves. And the villain in this case is someone who slipped right beneath Vicki's radar, until the very last moment when another life depends on how quickly she discovers the truth.