From Edgar Award-winning Andrew Klavan, a supernatural thriller about a good cop in the grips of an evil curse: the first in a trilogy about a crime-fighter on a quest to control the beast within.
Zach Adams is one of the best detectives in the country. Nicknamed Cowboy, he’s a soft-spoken homicide detective known for his integrity and courage under fire. He serves on a federal task force that has a single mission: to hunt down Dominic Abend, a European gangster who has taken over the American underworld.
In a centuries-old forest under a full moon, a beast assaults Zach, cursing him forever. In the aftermath, he is transformed into something horrible―something deadly.
Now, the good cop has innocent blood on his hands. He has killed―and will kill again―in the form of a beast who can’t be controlled or stopped. Before he can free himself, he’s going to have to solve the greatest mystery of all: How can you defeat evil when the evil is inside you?
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WEREWOLF COP REVIEWS
Klavan finally tones down the politics, or at least is more subtle about it than he had been previously, and it improves his work a great deal. I happen to share his political views but he has to learn to keep his art and his political stuff separate. The result is a fun read with some spiritual substance. I met him at a conference in '07 just as he started getting more active as a conservative voice for the arts and he was brilliant. The kind of guy you'd want for a next door neighbor. Here's hoping this book gets optioned and filmed. It a potential blockbuster.
I work in publishing and found this book through the PW review, which doesn’t quite know what to make of it. In fact, after finishing and loving it, I still am not sure what to make of it. If you’re like me, you probably don’t have much experience with gory-yet-nuanced, action-packed, teleological thrillers. About a werewolf. A week later, I can’t get this story out of my head. That it refuses to allow itself to be categorized speaks to its wild effectiveness. I still don’t quite know what to make of it, and I can’t wait for the sequel.
Werewolf Cop is hands-down Klavan’s best work since Empire of Lies. It’s often my experience that with thrillers, either the characters or the plot stand out or suffer at the expense of the other. This is definitely not the case in Werewolf Cop. The characters are so well fleshed out, especially the protagonist Zach Adams, that they absolutely keep pace with the unrelenting storyline. I can say without risk of exaggeration, I did not move from my chair from the first chapter to the last.
Werewolf cop: A Novel. Andrew Klavan has done it again, maybe even more profoundly. The story combines fast action, love, betrayal, self sacrifice, justice, . His characters are real people who go to church, sin, work, laugh, cry, fail and are forgiven. The situation is crazy uncanny, but interesting. How much evidence does it take? " Do you believe in this?" "Yeah, sure." The gretchenfrage.