Over a hundred years in the future, it’s a world where supernatural beings live and work among humans. Of course, the governments of the world have forced them to take the Undead Oath in order to gain citizenship; they must not prey on humans for food. They’re given tasks in jobs suited for their species, but just as among other minorities, they must struggle to prove themselves.
Lieutenant Lacey Anderson of the Dallas Police Department heads up a new elite squad dedicated to solving crimes involving Immortal species like herself. Lacey, a Vampire left for dead hundreds of years ago when her family was slaughtered by Werewolves, still has nightmares about the grievous ordeal.
Detective Colton Scarber is her unwilling partner and second-in-command of the unit. He’s a Werewolf, a descendant of those who killed Lacey’s family. She doesn’t know this, but she still doesn’t trust him from the start. When the fragile beginning of the team is threatened by the truth, can they learn to trust one another as partners must, or will the Undead Unit be doomed to failure?
A mysterious suspect and strange, unknown physical evidence leads them to solve a case spanning decades, and leaves Lacey with no other choice but to rely on her enemy when her very life is in danger!
About the Author
Markie Madden, born Marguerite Malone on August 19, 1975 in Midland, Texas, is the author of Once Upon a Western Way, Keeping a Backyard Horse, and My Butterfly Cancer. She grew up in Flushing, Michigan, where she began to write stories when she was a teenager. She married in 1994 and now has 2 teenage daughters. She has 3 rescue dogs and a horse whom she enjoys spending time with. She is also a cancer survivor, battling leukemia (AML) in 2013-2014. She now resides in a small country town in Missouri, where she continues to write. She hopes that her newest book, Keeping a Backyard Horse, will help prevent accidental mistreatment of horses, and help educate horse owners in taking care of their horse even on a budget. She raised and trained her horse Athena. In 2014, she founded Metamorph Publishing as a way to self-publish her books, and she's now working with other indie authors as well. Her three books Once Upon a Western Way, Keeping a Backyard Horse, and My Butterfly Cancer are all available in print and for e-readers, and My Butterfly Cancer is also out in audiobook format. She can also be found on GoodReads, Scribophile, Shelfari, and Wattpad, as well as many other social media such as Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Facebook, and more.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite Fang and Claw by Markie Madden is the first book in the Undead Unit series. Lieutenant Lacey Anderson is chosen to head up a new task force called the Undead Unit, which is dedicated to solving the cases that involve Immortals like her. She's not thrilled about the change of jobs, and is shocked to learn that her new partner will be Detective Colton Scarber, a Wolf. Working with him reminds her of the loss of her family at the hands of a Wolf pack in Greece. Memories she's worked for centuries to put behind her. Their first case leads them to a mysterious suspect, the strange scent of fall, and a connection to Lacey's past that she can't seem to recall. To solve the case, Lacey will need to dig into her past and learn how to work with her new partner. A futuristic setting where supernatural beings have equal rights with humans forms the background as Lacey and Colton investigate a bizarre and mysterious suspect. All of society knows that supernatural beings exist, but everyone is still a bit wary of them. Lacey and Colton are thrown together against their wishes for they're complete opposites and spend the course of the case trying to find a way to work together. Their differences often result in a clash, but make for a compelling story as they have to find common ground. Even their home lives are opposite as Lacey is a loner and Colton has a wife and kids. They're both judging each other based on what they are, especially Lacey who's struggling to see Colton past the Wolves that killed her family. Markie Madden has captured both sides, giving them both strengths and flaws, and making both sympathetic and likable. Fang and Claw offers an intriguing case that's a little twisty, engaging characters, and the remnants of the past.
procedural, law-enforcement, vampire, were-folk, relationships, urban-fantasy, ya-only-means-no-gratuitous-erotica Read from June 22 to July 21, 2016 Fine police procedural set in Dallas, Tx, in the future when those who are discriminated against are the shifters, vampires, zombies, and the like. Heading up the newly formed Undead Unit are Lt. Anderson, a vampire with a centuries old reason to hate werewolves, and Detective Scarber, a werewolf. So half the plot centers on each of them learning to trust and work effectively with each other. The other half is the telling of good solid police work resulting in a satisfactory conclusion to a truly baffling case. Lots of plot twists and convincing characters. Oh, yeah, and she drives a fast car and thinks 100 mph is a comfortable speed on the freeway. A great read for justice geeks. I found that it grabbed my interest and didn't let go until I finished it. I missed this one on Goodreads giveaways but caught up with it on sale.