In this third installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, we meet Anita’s new apprentice Larry. On Larry’s first night on the job they have a run in with activists and vampires. Along with the arrival of new vampires in town there is also a rise in vampire attacks. In walks the Earthmover to solve all of Anita’s problems, or will he? Along with all this action we also meet a potential new flame for Anita, Richard Zeeman. But is Richard all that he appears to be? A story isn’t complete without an epic battle scene, but will Anita survive?