In this twenty-second installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, Anita, Micah, and Nathaniel travel to Micah’s hometown. Because word come to then that Micah’s dad is in the hospital and the decay like infection is spreading. Anita uses all her powers to help and some of that involves a sniper rifle. Anita and Nathaniel get to meet the family and not all of the members are happy to see them. It’s a good thing they have more in common then they think they do. Secrets come out and old wounds are healed.