Wow, I am still thinking about this book. The last time I reacted to a book this way, it was the first Mercy Thompson book by Patricia Briggs. If you are looking for a book that seamlessly blends a police procedural with a paranormal, go out and get this book.
Luna is a cop and a werewolf, in that order. She is on the hunt for a killer who targets young women and cuts off a finger as a trophy. The case leads her all over Nocturne City and right into the path of Dmitri, the alpha of the Redbacks. I can honestly say that this book has some scenes in it that gave me the same spooky feeling as an episode of Supernatural. I don't want to say too much because the plot is something that must be experienced firsthand.
Luna is a hot head and tough as all get out. I loved that about her. She sometimes acts before she thinks but it is obviously a facet of her personality and not a plot device. Dmitri is hot but not too perfect for words. The back-story of the characters as well as the city unfolds as needed with no info dumps. Even though this is obviously the start of a series, Night Life concluded with an ending that leaves you content for the moment but eager for more. Nocturne City is an unusual place that I am looking forward to returning to very soon.
Coming in March 2008 from St Martin's Press, Night Life is a journey into the dark underbelly of Nocturne City, where werewolf packs run rampant, witches cast spells tinged in blood and darkness, and a lone shapeshifting cop races against time to stop the most vicious killer the city has ever seen...before the city is no more.