In this seventh installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, Anita finds out just how hard it is to deal with vampire politics. Richard and Anita are still struggling with their relationship. Can they forgive the betrayals of their past? In the mean time she has to solve a city-wide attack against the shifter and vampire communities. From arson, assassination attempts and saving her new wereleopards, Anita has her hands full. To top it off the Vampire High Council comes to town to seek punishment for the death of the Earthmover. Anita is thrust into vampire politic in order to save her people. After all is said and done, Anita learns just how much she is willing to do for her loved ones.