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Fair Game (Alpha And Omega) (edition 2012)

by Patricia Briggs

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Title:Fair Game (Alpha And Omega)
Authors:Patricia Briggs
Info:Ace Hardcover (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 304 pages
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4.5 Stars

Series note: It is a good idea (but not crucial) to read River Marked, book #6 in the Mercy Thompson series before this one, as it provides background on the decision to send Charles and Anna rather than Adam to Boston.

In terms of the romance, Anna and Charles's mating is put to the test as Charles distances himself from their bond in order to protect her. Things ultimately work out and it is great to see Anna become more confident in her role as the Omega and in her relationship with Charles. The development of Charles' character is another highlight, particularly due to the conflict between his strengths as the Marrok's enforcer and his vulnerability resulting from the same role.

The serial killer plot is gripping, particularly the investigative techniques and the interaction between the government agencies. Nevertheless, the villain's identity is somewhat predictable if one follows the abundance of clues.

The patriarchal structure of werewolf society that annoys me so much in Mercy's series is mitigated to a certain extent in Alpha & Omega, especially with the inclusion of positively drawn women, such as Agent Leslie Fisher and Mrs. Cullinan (why can't we see this type of female character in Mercy Thompson?)

Briggs's writing has improved with better sentence structure and punctuation although there are one or two problematic vocabulary choices.

Finally, the events and revelations at the conclusion of the book are simply incredible and earn the book an additional 1/2 star. Looking forward to what happens next. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Nov 19, 2016 |
5 "Catching a Serial Killer" Stars for the story and narration!

I absolutely loved this third book in the Alpha & Omega Series! Now that the werewolves are out, they must be much more careful in their public image. That means that Charles, as the enforcer of his pack, is working overtime. Unfortunately, all this killing discipline is haunting Charles literally. Fortunately, Anna, his mate, has his back even if Charles refuses to open up the mating bond to allow her to truly hear and feel what is disturbing him.

Amidst this backdrop, and in some respect due to it as a possible welcome change to Charles' pace, Anna is sent on a mission to help the government track down a serial killer with obvious supernatural abilities. Charles, of course, as her mate and protector is right there alongside her. As the clock winds down to find the killer before he succeeds again, Charles & Anna also begin to rediscover each other. But will Anna be able to break down Charles' self-defense mechanism before it's too late and be able to stop the serial killer at the same time?

As always Holter Graham does a fantastic job of narrating. Mr. Graham maintains remarkable consistency in this large cast of characters voices making it feel like you are listening to an old familiar movie, allowing you to easily sit back and enjoy the complex and intrigue story that Ms. Briggs has spun.

I can't wait to continue on with this series!

Source: Library-copy. ( )
  B.J.O. | Oct 23, 2016 |
This book was quite exciting! Werewolves, witches, fae oh my! A predator is stalking the streets of Boston, taking prisoners and torturing them gruesomely. He has done this before. For years. The time for him to be caught is now. Anna and Charles are called in as consultants. The FBI, homeland, and a new branch nicknamed cantrip try to solve the crimes, yet the killer leaves no clues behind. With the help of these two special wolves justice is meted and Charles' guilt is destroyed by purpose. And the fae, oh, the fae... They do something incredible. So indescribable that I can't wait to get my hands upon the next book to find out the consequences. ( )
  mariahsidhe | May 12, 2016 |
Another strong book from Briggs. This one takes place some time after the events of the second novel and the world now knows and has changed by the knowledge of more spiritual creatures. I did not guess the killer in this one until the reveal. I like how Anna is growing as she changes. She is growing into herself and trusting herself more and more. Briggs gives an interesting human character that I would love to see more of.Learning more about the Fae of this world was interesting too. Briggs stay very traditional with them. Very powerful, immortal unless murdered, and beyond human understanding. The world is becoming more complicated and more interesting. I would like to see more of the human supernatural powers other than witch. A very solid third book.

I give this book a Five out of Five stars. ( )
  lrainey | May 4, 2016 |
This series just gets better and better! After years of being Bran's assassin and eliminating those wolves who threaten the well being of the pack, Charles is being haunted by their ghosts. The resulting guilt has affected his bond with Anna. In an effort to help Charles, Bran sends him to Boston with Anna, where they assist the FBI as they hunt for a serial killer.

The killer strikes again while they are in Boston and they join forces with the girl's father (a powerful fae) and a dark witch in hopes of finding her before it's too late. As always, there is excitement, suspense, fascinating creatures and danger.

I also love, love, LOVE, how Anna has come into her own after such a rough beginning. Her wit and strength are very endearing and she's perfect for Charles. As always, the chemistry between the couple is AMAZING. This was a great book and the ending was out of this world!
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  Becky_McKenna | Mar 10, 2016 |
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Fair Game is the 3rd book in the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs. If you want to read these books in order and have not started them yet, I would recommend starting with the short story titled Alpha and Omega in the book On the Prowl.

Charles is the enforcer and son for the leader of the North American Werewolves. It is a job that has changed dramaticlaly now that werewolves have come out to the public. Charles is becoming conflicted about enforcing new rules and expectations of werewolves everywhere. When his mate, Anna, is sent to help law enforcement find a serial killer that is now murdering werewolves he finds himself dangerously close to the edge. Anna is an Omega and can calm the wolf inside. Can Anna convince Charles to let her help when it is the man that is in trouble?

I really liked Fair Game. The deepening of the story line to this whole world has me craving the next book (don’t want to give spoilers so I really cannot say more). Anna has grown as a character and it great seeing her keep everyone in check. The story flowed very well and the ending was great! I would recommend reading this series in order, although I do think that Fair Game could be read interdependently as well.
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Briggs, Patriciaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Briggs, MikeAuthor photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
DeFex, Annette FioreCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
del Rosario, KristinDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dos Santos, DanielCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Enzweiler, MichaelCartographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Marrok sends Charles and Anna to Boston to cooperate in the investigation of a serial killer who has been operating for decades, recently targeting werewolves. Charles' soul has been sickened recently by having to mete retribution rather than justice, and the ghosts of those he has killed are haunting him.
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"It is said that opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son--and enforcer--of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant Alpha. While Anna, an Omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind. Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles. Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial-killer case. They quickly realize that the last two victims were werewolves, and identify others originally thought humans as fae. Someone is targeting the preternatural. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer's sights.."--… (more)

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