One of the things that I look for in the third book of an Urban Fantasy series is a fast start with lots of new content. It shows confidence and ambition and it pulls me straight into the story.
The first chapter of "Coyote Dreams" is packed with action and almost all of it made me grin.
There is enough backstory that a new reader wouldn't be totally lost but we don't get repetitive previously on Walker Papers. Instead, we get witty, fast-paced action that is lubricated by the contextual information not slowed down by it. It's a great start to the third novel.