When Jake Marlowe learns he is the last werewolf in the world he decides that this is the end for him. After all, when you’re 200 years old you’ve seen just about everything.
Hunted by the World Organization for the Control of Occult Phenomena (WOCOP), Jake is prepared to die at the next full moon. But his friend, Harley, isn’t about to let him give up so easily. Harley is a double agent, helping Jake but also working in the WOCOP. They believe they’re safe, until Jake receives Harley’s head in a box from the WOCOP member out to kill him as a way to provoke him. He wants Jake to fight, not lay down his life so easily. This tact doesn’t work as well as planned. Not until Jake meets a woman and falls in love for the first time in 200 years.
The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan is an amazing story of werewolves for adults. Jake Marlowe’s ‘I don’t give a shit’ attitude will keep the reader guessing what he will decide to do next, whether he decides to live or gives in to the WOCOP. Full of action, sex, and mystery, unraveling the story of the last werewolf is entertaining and will keep you entranced.
Glen Duncan has an amazing writing style. He keeps the main story line in focus while weaving in subplots that help connect everything together. I also think he does a great job with the tale of the werewolf. He doesn’t create new rules in order to help move the story, but sticks with the traditional werewolf, playing off of the fears we might have had as a child. Definitely a new favorite author of mine and definitely a book I’d recommend to those fascinated by the realm of werewolves and vampires.