Bad Wolf A Review
Detective Lara Mendes’s hard work finally pays off when she gets the chance to join the homicide detail. There’s only one catch; she has to partner up with a cop no one wants to work with.
John Gallagher is a veteran homicide detective who loves stomping bad guys and hates partners. When the Lieutenant saddles him with this green kid named Mendes, his first reaction is to ditch her but a call comes in about a body on the river bank and the rotation says they’re up.
What they find are human remains, mutilated and partially devoured. Their investigation reveals a killer stalking the city with a pack of vicious, feral dogs.
And the suspect believes he is a werewolf.
But this is Portland, where crazy bastards outnumber normal ones ten to one. Except there’s another catch. The crazy werewolf guy? He isn’t crazy…
Bad Wolf is a solid début novel from screen writer Tim McGregor. The story takes a little while to get going but once it does it becomes a fun read. Tim’s screen writing experience can be seen throughout the novel. Bad Wolf reads like a slick action / cop movie, if you know what I mean. And with all Hollywood blockbusters it leaves itself wide open for a sequel, which is something I’ll be looking forward to.
As with the vast majority of début novels, the editing could have done with being a little tighter. There are a few plot elements that are introduced that are not fully developed. On the whole this was a satisfying read Tim has a strong solid writing style that will surely become more polished as he develops his craft. This is a book that is definitely worth your time and money Based on this novel Tim McGregor, has found himself on my one to watch list, and I eagerly await Tim’s second novel.