Unleash the Night (Dark-Hunter, Book 9)
This book focuses once again, on the Were-Hunters, in particular, a Katagaria male (part human/part animal), Wren Tigarian. He was ostracized as a child, by both of his parents, for being born half snow leopard and half white tiger, and ridiculed for the difficulties he had achieving and controlling his powers.
Orphaned as a teen (and under suspicion for the death of his parents), now a sullen young adult, he resides and works at “Sanctuary” (a bar/hostel where all “others” such as Weres, Dark Hunters and even Daimons can temporarily co-exist in peace). Living a childhood without substantial emotional connection, and being witness to a terrible violence, he has isolated himself, internalizing his turmoil, and does not communicate with anyone around him. While he associates with only a few people, he has forged a delicate friendship with the barkeeper’s daughter “Aimee”.