In this twelfth installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, Anita’s dear friend presents Anita with a series of very important questions. Before Anita gets a chance to answer those questions her powers answer them for her. Problems arise because of the new power spike around Anita. A case involving murdered strippers takes Anita away from home and teaming up with SWAT. Other parts of Anita’s life collide when she finds a dead body at the same strip club she is at to save Ronnie from. With a case that hits so close to home Anita starts to question herself.