The Last Werewolf

By Glen Duncan

Glen Duncan provides a strong, attractive re-creation of the werewolf legend, a riveting and massive thriller--with a profoundly human heart.

Jake Marlowe is the final werewolf. Now simply over 2 hundred years previous, Jake has an insatiable appreciation for strong scotch, books, and the pleasures of the flesh, with a voracious libido and a starvation for meat that drives him loopy every one complete moon. even though he's bodily fit, Jake has slipped right into a deep existential obstacle, contemplating taking his personal lifestyles and finishing a legend that has lived for millions of years. yet there are risky groups--one new, one ancient--with purposes in their personal for in need of Jake very a lot alive.

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3 of her safeguard males in puffer jackets and strive against trousers have been noticeable: at the flooring, one at the roof. They paced, chewed gum, smoked, exchanged occasional quiet phrases. The firs have been a dismal fraternal presence round us. Cloquet munched his cashews, respiring via his nostril. It bought uncomfortably chilly. An hour handed. “She’ll negotiate,” Cloquet acknowledged, availing himself of one other hits of coke. “You don’t know the way she operates. have you learnt in regards to the African childrens? Angola, Nigeria, Congo. youngsters accused of witchcraft. She takes them off their mom and dad’ arms, will pay handsomely too. Then what? What do you think that she does with—” “Quiet! Fuck, I approximately neglected them. ” I’d been observing front of the home however the vampires should have come from an unseen go out at the storage point less than. basically the sound of the people-carrier door establishing alerted me. I placed the silencer to the again of Cloquet’s head. “One squeak and you’re lifeless. ” The ridiculous, in fact, waits just for the instant of extreme seriousness. In a tiny whisper Cloquet stated: “I need to sneeze. ” infrequently amazing after the barrel of coke he’d inhaled. I dropped the gun and the binoculars and grabbed him, one hand pinching his nostrils close, the opposite clamped over his mouth. one of many vehicle’s part doorways slid closed with a rasp and a thud. the feminine vampire, Mia, lingered, back together with her nostril lifted in our path. within the gentle from the van’s inside I observed a tender high-cheekboned face and shoulder-length yellow-blond hair. Cloquet’s second used to be close to. I tightened my grip—too a lot. He wriggled, desperately. I rolled on best of him as though for buggery and hung on. Mia received into front passenger seat. Legs and excessive heels that will were at domestic in an advert for luxurious stockings lifted in gracefully. She reached for the door deal with. Chsszn! With an almighty attempt Cloquet wrested sufficient of his nostril unfastened to liberate his extraordinary sneeze—by the mercy of the gods accurately synchronised with the clunk close of the passenger door. I approximately broke his neck there after which. however the engine all started and the people-carrier, sporting its immortal humans, swung around and pulled away. A gobbet of Cloquet snot clung to the again of my hand. “Thanks for that,” I stated, wiping it on his lapel. “Now. in your toes, soldier. ” “What? ” “Get up. again opposed to the following, please. ” Improvisation. His belt secured his arms round the tree trunk in the back of him. He didn’t protest a lot. obviously he had a penchant for hand over. a bit second shaped among us whilst I’d mounted him. He checked out me. “What? ” I stated. “You lied. I smelled her cunt in your hands. ” “Oh. certain. Sorry approximately that. ” “You’re going again for extra. every body is going again for extra. ” “I’m going again for the e-book. ” “You imagine you’re secure. You’re incorrect. She already understands what you’re considering. ” “I’ll take my possibilities. I’ll additionally take your Luger and our pal the customized javelin right here. ” I balled up his euros, shoved them in his mouth and appropriated part the wrist bandage for a gag. God simply is aware why I didn’t kill him.

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