I have got to say, I did not quite see that coming! I am not going to tell you anything about Ethan - you'll have to read the book yourself for any hints as to the cliffhanger from the previous book.Though a good chunk of Drink Deep felt, (dare I say?) like so much filler, it gets remarkably good at the final quarter. I had thought I was figuring things out, but it took some exciting turns.Our favorite kick ass vampire newbie is, yet again, off to investigate some new 'big bad' threatening the entire city of Chicago and it's fanged population is being blamed. Humans think the world is coming to an end, the new mayor is out to track all supes at all times, the Cadagon house is being investigated by the GP, and Merit has a new admirer. While still mourning the loss of her Master, Merit must find what threatens the city and stop the demise of the house she has sworn to protect. Enter the vamps, sorcerers, nymphs and sirens....Great addition to the Chicagoland series and I am already looking forward to the next installment.