This book rocks. Nuclear wasteland in Portland? Werewolves? Government corruption? Sign me up. The fast pacing and subject matter bring to mind Stephen King, Dan Simmons and Justin Cronin's work. I like how Percy took the real story of the almost-bombing at Pioneer Courthouse Square and made it work for Balor's lupine revolution. Claire grows from a weak puppy to a strong wolf-woman. And Chase, you've got to love to hate Chase. I read the book mostly to find out what happened to Miriam.