Toby has no memory of how he got into the dingo pen – wasn’t a practical joke by his friends, either. When the letter about “his condition” appears on his hospital bed during tests for epilepsy, his adoptive mom thinks it’s a prank. But when a scary-strong guy and the priest who wrote the letter show up at his house to explain that Toby’s a werewolf like the strong guy, his mom throws them out. She insists that even though Toby might be a seventh son of Portuguese ancestry and has unnaturally fast reflexes and has to get a haircut every week – there’s no way he’s a werewolf!
And Toby agrees with her, right up until strong guy, Reuben, and Father Ramon and a few others in Sydney convince him that finding a secure, lockable place to hide out on the night of the full moon would be a wise idea.
Then a couple of cops take him in for questioning…all the way to the Outback, where werewolves fight to the death in the Pit during the full moon, with big money betting - the place that Reuben escaped from after 5 years of planning - the holding Tanks, smelling of death and old blood and desperation.
Can Toby escape the Tanks and the Pit? Could he really kill someone, biting and slashing, when he’s just 13? Can Reuben and Father Ramon find him… before it’s too late?
Action, good guys, bad guys, and a lot to figure out – another great book from the author of The Reformed Vampire Club! 416 pages
Recommended by: Katy Manck, Librarian-at-Large (retired academic/corporate/school librarian), Gilmer, Texas, USA