In this fifth installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, being the most sought after Animator in the country has it’s drawbacks. Anita and Larry travel out of state to raise and entire cemetery. Complications arise when the local vampires are made aware the the Executioner is in town. Anita and Larry are also brought into a missing person case that could have been a vampire abduction. To top it off the land owner of the cemetery has an agenda and the town is the home to scarier things then vampires. After all is said and done Anita finds out just how vulnerable she is to the monsters.