Synopses & Reviews
Picture this: you're riding the bus home from work, with the very first newspaper article every published under your byline clutched in your hot little hand, when a coked-up idiot attempts to hold up everyone on the bus. He takes a dislike to you and is about to slice you open when a large, gorgeously hairy man attacks him and saves your life. Only your rescuer is not a man, but a giant wolf who leaves a bloody pawprint on your newspaper, all over your precious byline . . .
If you're an intrepid reporter, you don't panic. You run for the newsroom to get a photo of the pawprint before it disappears . . . because the paper you work for thrives on stories of alien invasions and Elvis sightings and Bigfoot's baby, and this, unlike all of those stories, this is real.
Of course, it's not that simple. The highly civilized Denver werewolves don't want anyone to know of their existence, not even beautiful young reporters who make Lucas, the leader of the pack, think lustful thoughts. But Lucas and his pack have a much bigger problem to deal with: there's another were-pack hunting in their territory--and being messy about it. If the police solve any of those brutal, apparently random, murders, Denver's more patrician lycanthropes may wind up in big trouble.
"Cacek delivers with this gruesome Denver-based werewolf thriller. Canyons
is adeptly written. The plot moves and builds steadily straight through to the end. Cacek's dialog is fresh and entertaining, and her characters are well developed, unique, and engaging. Frequent pop-culture references are good fun amid the mayhem." --Jennifer A. Hall, Locus
"Werewolves tear up Denver in what looks like the first of a series by Bram Stoker-winner Cacek. Brisk, and the constant flow of bizarre headlines lends a light heart to a dark fable."--Kirkus Reviews
"Cacek doesn't pull any punches. The funny parts are very funny and the violent parts are very violent. What starts as a light-hearted romance unfolds into a deeper and darker story."--The Denver Post
About the Author
P. D. Cacek,
author of Canyons, Night Prayers
, and numerous short stories, was born in Hollywood, lived for many years in Colorado, and now lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Cacek won the Bram Stoker Award for short fiction for her story, "Metalica
," which was later included in her short fiction collection, Leavings
. Cacek has served as an officer of the Horror Writers Association.