In this thirteenth installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, Anita takes a case out of state. Because of the limitations of her powers she has to take Micah along. After realizing this is the first chance they have had alone together, Anita’s issues get in the way. Micah’s past is brought up when the FED that saved him after his attack is there to meet them at the airport. Problems arise when the investigation leaves our a few details. By the time the mystery is solved Anita has already raised the zombie and the blood on the floor isn’t just the murderers.