In which Mercy, through no fault of her own, gets in a whole heap of complications... and largely on her own gets back out, whilst everyone else runs around in a panic because they know things are likely end well for anyone (except maybe Mercy).
Vampires really like politics and power games. Which means when Wulfe tells Iacapo Bonarata, the Master of Italy and the vampire that banished Marsilia to the US, that Mercy Thompson is the most powerful person in the Tri-City's area there are all sorts of games afoot.
Also, Iacoapo maybe should know better than to take anything Wulfe says at face value. Because really, it's Wulfe.
So Mercy's out seeing if vampires and werewolves can get white hair from stress as she says "no, thank you" to captivity, while at home the troops rally... requiring Marsilia and Adam to work together as they travel to Europe to extract their coyote. Shenanigans ensue.
There's a lot I like here in Silence Fallen, and the story snagged me from the first line. The plot went in directions I didn't expect, incorporated regional lore, and was littered with delightful little moments, like the introduction of "Larry the Goblin King." I think there's a lot of things readers have been itching for here - be it more vampires, more of Mercy discovering what it means to be coyote, and more of Mercy as a strong independent agent.
Advance Reader Copy courtesy of Ace (Penguin RandomHouse) in exchange for an honest review; changes may exist between galley and the final edition.