The Fifth Elephant: (Discworld Novel 24) by Terry Pratchett
'WELL, HE THOUGHT, SO THIS IS DIPLOMACY. IT'S LYING, ONLY FOR A BETTER CLASS OF PEOPLE.'
Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is a long way from home.
Sent as reluctant ambassador to Uberwald, a mysterious region inhabited by dwarfs, vampires and werewolves, Vimes must learn the art of diplomacy. Fast. But when he uncovers a mystery with ties back home, the policeman in him can't help but investigate. What could possibly go wrong?
Well, quite a lot actually. Vimes finds himself on the run through the frozen forests of Uberwald, armed with only his wits and the trousers of Uncle Vanya (don't ask). And if he doesn't make it, there's going to be a terrible war.
But there are monsters on his trail. They're smart. They're fast. They're werewolves.
And they're catching up . . .
'Precisely balanced . . . a cracking comic thriller' The Times
The Fifth Elephant is the fifth book in the City Watch series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.