The Pack

The Pack

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by Jason Starr
     
 

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Simon Burns is unemployed and on the verge of divorce. And he’s never felt better.

Simon Burns' strained marriage gets pushed to the limit when he loses his job and reluctantly takes on the role of stay-at-home dad for his three-year-old son.

Then he meets a tight-knit trio of other dads whose strength and confidence lure him into

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Overview

Simon Burns is unemployed and on the verge of divorce. And he’s never felt better.

Simon Burns' strained marriage gets pushed to the limit when he loses his job and reluctantly takes on the role of stay-at-home dad for his three-year-old son.

Then he meets a tight-knit trio of other dads whose strength and confidence lure him into their mix. Now, after a crazy night out with the guys, Simon has an insatiable appetite for life—for running through the woods of Central Park, making love to his wife, and downing meal after meal of rich, tender meat. 

It seems that when Michael welcomed him to “the pack,” he was talking about more than male bonding…

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Manhattan receives a lustrous varnish of black, black humor in this sly urban fantasy thriller from crime author Starr (Panic Attack). When ad man Simon Burns suddenly gets the axe, his wife, Alison, looks on the bright side. Now Simon can become the perfect stay-at-home dad for their three-year-old son. Exploring playground options outside his Upper West Side neighborhood, Simon meets dads Charlie, Ramon, and the strangely sinister Michael, and their toddler sons in downtown Battery Park. Handsome Michael, with his Germanic accent and gothic HQ in a rundown Brooklyn brewery, is without doubt the leader of the pack—a pack with which Simon soon starts running to his peril. The quirky Alison has a wonderful way of suggesting one thing to Simon then going back on the idea, time after time. Meanwhile, desperate single Olivia Becker gets more than she bargained for after picking up Michael in a midtown bar. Starr once again shows a real gift for satiric humor and capturing the contemporary New York scene. (June)
Library Journal
Ex-advertising executive Simon is having trouble making the transition to being a stay-at-home dad when he meets a group of fathers and their sons at a park. He quickly becomes part of their clique until a night of dinner and drinks with the guys leads to Simon waking up naked and covered in blood. In the days to come he notices an increase in his speed and stamina, a ravenous appetite for meat, an amped up sensitivity to smells, and a high sexual appetite. He vows to stay away from these guys, but when faced with the unsettling physical changes, he must go to them for answers. As the book title implies, Simon has done more than make a few new friends; he has been selected to join their pack. VERDICT In this tightly written werewolf suspense thriller, crime writer Starr (The Chill) succeeds in keeping readers on the edge of their seats. The book brings werewolves to the streets of New York City and manages to seem completely believable. A great read; recommended for any paranormal suspense fan.—Amanda Scott, Cambridge Springs P.L., PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937007522
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Series:
Jason Starr's Pack Series
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
740,386
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jason Starr is the author of many previous novels and has won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award.

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