For the cases no one else can solve, they send in the Special Threat Assessment Team
Supernatural creatures are no longer keeping their existence secret from humans, causing panic around the globe. To investigate, monitor, and ― when necessary ― take down dangerous supernatural offenders, an international task force was established: The Special Threat Assessment Team.
STAT agent Jestina Ridley is in London with her team investigating a suspicious kidnapping. Over her radio, Jes hears her teammates being savagely attacked. She runs to help, but she’s too late. The only survivor, Jes calls for backup and gets former Navy SEAL and alpha werewolf Jake Huang and his new pack. Convinced that the creature who butchered her teammates was a werewolf, Jes doesn’t trust them. But if they’re going to uncover the facts and make it back home alive, she’ll need Jake’s help. And with everything on the line, Jes will have to accept Jake for who he is or lose the partner she never expected to find.
Titles in the STAT: Special Threat Assessment Team series include — Wolf Under Fire –
*STAT is a spin-off of the SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team series*
Title: Wolf Under Fire
Series: STAT: Special Threat Assessment Team #1
Author: Paige Tyler
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Published: May 26, 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4.5 stars
“Wolf Under Fire” begins the ‘STAT: Special Threat Assessment Team’ series, which is a spin-off of the ‘SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team’ series with an intense, intriguing story that moves this world deeper into the existence of more paranormal creatures than the werewolves we’ve come to know. It also moves us to England as Jake takes the lead with his own pack and this new assignment.
Even though we readers know that Jes is Jake’s ‘The One’ – it’s going to take a while for those feelings they’re both experiencing to move forward since Jes has so much mistrust of Jake as a werewolf as she believes one of his kind is responsible for the attack on her teammates. Watching them ferret out clues, work the case, and give in to their attraction eventually made this a slow burn romance, for me, with a huge dose of suspense and supernatural activity.
Although this is an established world, we are moving to a different location with far more different types of paranormal activity so there is a bit of worldbuilding on the UK side. I wasn’t surprised by it and accepted the additional information as the base for the rest of the stories to come. “Wolf Under Fire” is fast-paced suspense with touches of romance and a lot of paranormal discovery going on. I was easily caught up and didn’t want the story to end. Jes and Jake work well together as partners and as mates, the villains are vile, and the new people we meet are intriguing and I cannot wait to learn more about them. I enjoyed myself very much in this new spin-off — and if you’ve enjoyed the ‘SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team’ series then you’ll definitely want to get in at the beginning of this series.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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