In this eighteenth installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, Anita gets kidnapped by a client who didn’t like the answer they got. Anita has to overextend her powers and do the worst possible thing she has ever done in order to stay alive. While injured not only does she have to protect herself from the enemy but from herself as well. What usually happens when Anita is forced to defend herself? Bodies start hitting the floor and the Calvary arrives just in time to clean up the mess.