In this seventeenth installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, Anita receives a bloody gift that sends her to Las Vegas to investigate. When word gets around to Edward he insists on meeting her there with back up. When Anita struggles with her powers the last thing she needs is to have to deal with a psycho who thinks she is him un-up girl. On top of all that in order to solve the crime Anita has to go play weretiger politics. In the end it comes down to who fears who more.