'Voodoo of the blackest kind'... Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, faces her darkest hour yet.
My name is Anita Blake and I have the highest kill count of any vampire executioner in the country. I'm a U.S. Marshal who can raise zombies with the best of them. But ever since master vampire Jean-Claude and I went public with our engagement, all I am to anyone and everyone is Jean-Claude's fiancee.
It's wreaking havoc with my reputation as a hard ass - to some extent. Luckily, in professional circles, I'm still the go-to expert for zombie issues. And right now, the FBI is having one hell of a zombie issue.
Someone is producing zombie porn. I've seen my share of freaky undead fetishes, so this shouldn't bother me. But the women being victimised aren't just mindless, rotting corpses. Their souls are trapped behind their eyes, signalling voodoo of the blackest kind.
It's the sort of case that can leave a mark on a person. And my own soul may not survive unscathed . . .
'Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field' - Charlaine Harris
'Anita Blake is one of the most fascinating fictional heroines since Scarlett O'Hara' - Publishers Weekly
'What The Da Vinci Code did for the religious thriller, the Anita Blake series has done for the vampire novel' - USA Today
'A hardcore guilty pleasure' - The Times