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The SFWA European Hall of Fame: Sixteen Contemporary Masterpieces of Science Fiction from the Continent
Kathryn Morrow, James K. Morrow
Soulless - Gail Carriger Professor Lyall is having a bad week. Second in command of the local werewolf pack, his alpha is also his supervisor. It's been that way for the last three alphas, but this new one, what a piece of work. It's bad enough that the man can't seem to keep his hands off of the innocent citizen they're trying to protect, he's also so distracted by this attraction that Lyall has to pick up extra responsibilities just to keep the case on track. If only it weren't the most important case ever. Supernaturals are vanishing and new ones with next to no knowledge of their condition are popping up only to die. Investigating that alone would be a full time job, but there's also providing protection for the lady in question before she, too, can be vanished, keeping his boss's improprieties out of the general public's eye, and, of course, the full moon. Often armed only with his wits (and clothed only with his cloak), can the Professor unravel the clues and save the lady without seeing his boss naked in someone else's drawing room? Have I completely misconstrued who the protagonist of this tale is? Could Carriger please, please make him wear those hot glasses more often?