Over the many years I've been reading science fiction and fantasy, I've seen many attempts to integrate `shifters' (people who can change into another physical form) into a plausible part of the modern world. This is the first work that succeeds, and on many levels. It is a good mystery, with enough clues to keep you guessing. The explanation of `shifters', and `shifting' in general, is seamlessly integrated in the story, without distracting from the action. It is also a coming of age tale.
First-rate storytelling, characters you can see (and smell) and care about, a tale that starts off quickly and never slows down. So come into the diner, hang up your stuff, sit down and enjoy the ride.