I love all of Faith Hunter's books! Mercy Blade, the third book in the Jane Yellowrock series, is no exception. Just when Jane thought she would get a breather.....the werecats and werewolves come out of the supernat closet, and the Alpha of one group of werewolves has a beef with Leo. Did Leo illegally kill and throw the wolves out of New Orleans and can the werevolves prove in the human courts that they deserve to be masters of the city? Who or what is Gee, the original Mercy Blade? Is he here to help Leo or someone else? How does Magnolia Sweets fit into the mystery? Do the the werecats really want to play nice? To add to the mix, Rick is missing! Jane found love in the last book with Rick, but can it last? Jane and Rick are only together brifely at the begining of the book before he goes missing.....and with another woman, or is he working undercover? These are all parts of the mystery that is Mercy Blade.
For those who have not read the first two books in the series, I would recommend reading them first. It is possible you could read this one alone, but it would be difficult to gain the emotional attachment and understanding of all the characters without reading the others. This is an excellent series and well worth the time to read. It is not romance heavy, but there is some elements to it. The Jane Yellowrock series is best suited for those who enjoy a bit of mystery, a tough [...] heroine, and lots of paranormal elements.