In this sixteenth installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, Anita and Jason travel to Jason’s hometown to see his father in the hospital. As Jason tries to get his Hallmark moment, Anita is trying to deflect relationship questions for the media. When the media runs with false information it causes trouble back home in the vampire community. Because of family secrets Jason’s life is also put in danger. Not only is the media a hindrance but also the local security. When someone who is supposed to be keeping them safe betrays them things go for bad to worse. Anita shows off her survival skills and powers in order to keep Jason alive until help arrives.