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"They hide in the shadows. Behind the world of men, their own world exists, with its own rules, its own goals, its own fierce battles and veiled enemies. They are shape shifters, town between a human form and an animal one, Panthers and lions, dragons and saber tooth tigers, they've existed in every generation and strived to keep their existence hidden, to keep themselves away from those they call normals. Along the way they've evolved their own organizations, which keep them safe. And the number one rule of all these organizations is that only
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"They hide in the shadows. Behind the world of men, their own world exists, with its own rules, its own goals, its own fierce battles and veiled enemies. They are shape shifters, town between a human form and an animal one, Panthers and lions, dragons and saber tooth tigers, they've existed in every generation and strived to keep their existence hidden, to keep themselves away from those they call normals. Along the way they've evolved their own organizations, which keep them safe. And the number one rule of all these organizations is that only shape shifter's lives count. Humans are like insects, ephemeral and inconsequential, and can be slaughtered at will." "Kyrie Smith was raised as a foundling. Now for the first time in her life, she has a home and a place. With her boyfriend Tom Ormson, she is part owner of a diner. And Tom doesn't mind if she's a panther shifter because he's a dragon shifter. But suddenly her life is thrown in turmoil. A series of unexplained deaths at the aquarium could expose the existence of shape shifters; an ancient organization of dragon shifters takes a personal interest in Tom; and worst of all, an ancient dire-wolf shifter has come to town. Dante Dire is the enforcer for the most powerful and oldest of shifter organizations. He has been sent to solve a crime - not the crimes at the aquarium, but a crime the human world cannot be allowed to discover." Someone - or something - has been killing shifters in large numbers, and Dante Dire has been ordered to punish the killers. Anyone, human or shifter, who gets in his way will be eliminated without mercy.
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Kyrie Smith, a panther shifter who works as a human at an all-night diner that caters to the population of shapeshifters existing beneath the radar of human society, becomes involved in a threat to all shifters when she learns that her boyfriend, a dragon shifter, is in danger from a group known as the Ancient Ones. In addition, lion shifter and police detective Rafiel Thrall needs her help in discovering who is murdering the city's shifters, and Kyrie finds herself torn between her loyalties to shifters or to the humans, who have few defenses in the crossfire of a shapeshifter war. Adept at both Elizabethan fantasy (Ill Met by Moonlight) and urban storytelling as this sequel to Draw One in the Dark demonstrates, Hoyt brings depth and humor to her characters. Her latest romantic fantasy outing belongs in most libraries.


—Jackie Cassada
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416555933
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 10/7/2008
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah A. Hoyt has sold a dozen novels in various genres, including her new Musketeers Mysteries series, starting with Death of a Musketeer, and her acclaimed Shakespearean fantasy series, which started with the Mythopoeic award finalist, Ill Met by Moonlight. An avid history buff and longtime reader of sci-fi, fantasy, and mysteries Sarah has published over three dozen short stories in esteemed magazines such as Asimov's, Analog, Amazing and Weird Tales, as well as several anthologies. Residing in Colorado with her husband, two teen boys and a pride of cats, Sarah is hard at work on her next dozen novels.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    highly recommended

    This book is a fun read. A sequel to "Draw One In the Dark," itself a very good story, "Gentleman Takes A Chance" picks up right where the original left off. Kyrie and Tom are now co-owners of The George Diner, and have to balance their working lives, their needs as shifters, and their need to protect themselves from ancient enemies. As well as ancient friends who are just as bad, if not worse, than the enemies. All of this while keeping the Diner going on three shifts and also solving a murder mystery. Add in an estranged father, a Lion shape-shifting police officer and a couple of other surprises, and it is amazing how many plot elements Sarah Hoyt can keep running throughout the story.

    Take a chance on "Gentleman Takes A Chance," you won't be sorry!

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