Towards the end of the first book, Kitty is finally becoming a stronger wolf at the irk of the alpha female Megan. Megan has always been jealous of Kitty - and sees the way Carl looks at Kitty. So what would any women do when jealous? Well get rid of the competition of course! Sure it's a little harder when the competition is a werewolf who has superhuman strength and heals a lot quicker than your average bear but thats why you hire hitmen or create a psychotic werewolf to take out the alpha male. Only problem: your target is smarter than you think.
Kitty uncovers the hideous truth of her pack - and challenges Megan. TJ comes to the aide of Kitty and the cost is TJ's life. Carl bans her from her home in Colorado and makes her a lone wolf. She has no choice but to wander the wilderness of the US.
Our Kitty is not scared to travel the United States by herself. She sees it as an adventure which she is more than willing to do. However the lose of TJ weighs her down, and not having a pack is something she misses as well. While on the road she gets a call from her friend Ben (who also happens to be her lawyer). Ben tells her that the US Senate would like her to appear in a hearing for her knowledge on the matter of the Supernatural World - and she has no choice but to show up in DC.
In DC she is stopped by a roadblock and a MIB (Man in Black) asks her to pull over. When she does she is told that Alette, the Master of the City, is offering Kitty her hospitality. Now, we've all read books were the Master of the City kills without remorse and doesn't offer anything without getting anything in return. Alette is not like that; she is 'old world' and still clings to that which made her human.
When Kitty arrives to the Senate hearing she is gets face to face with Senator Duke - a bible thumping senator that believes all that is Supernatural is by caused by demons, and in leagues with Satan and therefore evil. Kitty had hosted the Senator on her talk show a couple months back. The hearings begin with Dr. Flemming - who leads the study of Pre-natural Biology. As the hearings continue, Kitty's time to testify gets pushed back, closer to the full moon which Duke knows and counts upon.
When you get a hunch you follow it right? Kitty has a feeling that Flemming is up to no good, and calls on Cormac for help (Cormac and Kitty become quite good friends). They break into Flemming's lab and find that there are 2 cells - on with garlic paint and the other with silver flecked paint. This 'scientist' knows more than he puts out.
Once again Kitty must play the role of Sherlock Holmes and uncover the darker side of Flemming, Duke, and Leo. Leo is Alettes second in command that will sell her out for his own selfishness.
As the series continues we follow Kitty on her adventures that become more intense, and we see her grow from submissive little wolf to a stronger wolf.
I love how Vaughn mixes the Supernatural with the everyday - it's SiFi without being ridiculous.
Recommend to me by Darla D.
Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn (c) 2006
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