In this twenty-first installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, Anita finds out what happens when vampire politics meets human activists. When this new group of vampire rights activists start to create havoc on a legal level the “Executioner” is sent in to solve the crime and clean up the mess. Anita and Larry’s friendship hits the skids when Larry insists that Anita is to much of a monster. The new detective on the squad lets Anita know of a threat to her loved ones. Anita has only one thing in the way of getting them to safety. A Dead Man Switch.