Moon Called is an excellent first novel in the Mercy Thompson series. Patricia Briggs introduces Mercy who is a walker, meaning that she can turn into a coyote. She lives in a world where vampires, werewolves and fey are real, and she gets stuck right in the middle of it. Mercy is a car mechanic and lives next door to the werewolf pack’s alpha, Adam. She also lives with her past lover, Sam, who is also a wolf, and the son of the Marok, the head of all wolf packs. … more
Mercy must rescue the alpha of the local werewolf pack and his young daughter, after they are taken by a band of humans and werewolves who are testing new medical drugs on werewolves. While helping Adam she must ask the Marrok, the leader of all werewolves, for help and encounters an old flame, Samuel Cornick, who decides to move back to the Tri-Cities with Mercy in an effort to win her back.