Blood and Silver is the second book of the Dark Urban Fantasy series, Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter. This is the third Deacon Chalk story I have reviewed, so I probably don’t have to remind you how much I like this series. When we meet up with Deacon Chalk in this installment, he is taking on the Lycanthropes. Tuck makes sure there are plenty of unique shifters for Chalk to go head-to-head with!
Just like the other books, this one is action-packed almost from the beginning. I really like the way the author builds the suspense before it all breaks loose. You feel the anticipation of what is to come in your gut. Another thing I really liked about this particular book is in the very beginning of the story, and at times throughout the book, we catch a small glimpse of the person Deacon is when he isn’t kicking ass and taking names.
In the first review I wrote about Blood and Bullets, I mentioned that the book reminded me a little of Laurell K. Hamilton’s early Anita Blake books. This still holds true, but make no mistake: Tuck has created a series that is uniquely his own.
He hasn’t met a monster yet that could give him a scare. With ice in his veins, silver hollow-points in his chambers, and an innate ability to rise from the dead, what’s to fear? The answer may be something he doesn’t want to face. . .
Deacon Chalk normally has no trouble telling innocent victims from real monsters. So protecting an abused pregnant were-dog is a no-brainer. . .until a vicious lycanthrope leader and his brotherhood target Deacon, other shape-shifters, and any humans in their way. Suddenly, Deacon is outnumbered, outgunned, and unsure who–or what–to trust. The only edge he has left is a weapon hungry for his soul and his most savage impulses. And using it will exact a price even this hell-raising hunter fears to pay. . .