"exciting erotic and evocative paranormal romantic suspense thriller"
As a favor to a friend, Vampire Executioner and Federal
Marshal Anita Blake takes time out from her St. Louis Pard
(pack) and her lovers (two ordinary vampires, two were-
leopards, one were-wolfe, and one master vampire), to fly
to Philadelphia. Her were-leopard lover Micah accompanies
her. The FBI wants to raise the Zombie Emmett Leroy Rose
who died before he could provide testimony in Federal
Court. It is considered strong evidence, the testimony of
a zombie, because they cannot lie.
The night before their appointment at the cemetery, Micah
and Anita enjoy a sex filled night exchanging confidences.
When they arrive at the cemetery, Anita realizes this old
place contains forces that send magical vibes from the
graves to her. Anita completes the protective circle, but
struggles with controlling all that is engulfing her from
the other side including the arisen Emmett amplified by
living humans wanting her stopped.
In previous tale, Micah has been a murkier background
character, but this time he plays a major role enabling
the audience to learn how he became a shapeshifter and how
much the trauma affects him. The audience also sees his
true feelings for Anita. The mystery involves the zombie
testimony, the tactics of a sleazy defense attorney, and
the unknown human in the graveyard. Laurell K. Hamilton
writes an exciting erotic and evocative paranormal
romantic suspense thriller that will thrill her fans and
send new readers scrambling for her backlist.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted March 12, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 19, 2007