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"her best book to date without question!"

Anita is once again embroiled in paranormal pandemonium. Within her tightly woven band of lovers, she will experience a force so deadly, she is not sure even as powerful as she and her group of paranormally gifted men are, that they will be able to defeat this strange entity that has invaded her town.

It all starts when Malcolm, head of the vampire Church of Eternal Life, comes to Anita on behalf of his congregation to confront her about killings that have been linked to two of his members. Malcolm tells Anita that they did not do it and have been framed. Anita does not buy what he is saying. Only after she has had her mind screwed with, and then receives a present of a white harlequin mask, does she start to suspect that maybe Malcolm could be right.

This white mask—a calling card— is a sign that the Harlequins, a highly secretive group of vampire law enforcers, are watching not only Anita but Jean-Claude as well. Yet, the Harlequins seem to be using their powers to mess with the minds of Anita and those around her, going beyond the signification of what the white mask truly means. When things start to get deadly, Anita, along with the help of her hunky men, will have to search deep within her self to find the answers and powers to stop the Harlequins from possibly destroying them all.

The Harlequin is by highly acclaimed authoress Laurell K. Hamilton. With this the fifteenth book in the Anita Baker series, Ms. Hamilton pulled no punches, digging deep in her writing arsenal to carry her characters into a brilliantly contrived paranormal adventure that sizzles. Ms. Hamilton's first person voice is witty and sharp as a knife. The Harlequin is her best book to date without question!

Please note: The ending of this book is extremely graphic and violent, and not for the faint of heart.

Reviewed by Janalee Ruschhaupt
Posted July 15, 2007

SUMMARY

An Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Novel

Readers haven't seen anything yet-new in the "fabulously imagined series" (Publishers Weekly) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Anita Blake is about to face the challenge of her life. Into her world-a world already overflowing with power-have come creatures so feared that powerful, centuries-old vampires refuse to mention their names. It is forbidden to speak of The Harlequin unless you've been contacted. And to be contacted by The Harlequin is to be under sentence of death.

Long-time rivals for Anita's affections, Jean-Claude, Master Vampire of the City, and Richard, alpha-werewolf, will need to become allies. Shapeshifters Nathaniel and Micah will have to step up their support. And then there's Edward. In this situation, Anita knows that she needs to call the one man who has always been there for her...

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The Harlequin
(Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 15)
by Laurell K. Hamilton

Berkley Pub Group
June 1, 2007
Available: June 5, 2007
ISBN #0425217248
EAN #9780425217245
496 pages
Hardcover
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Bite
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The Laughing Corpse
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Guilty Pleasures
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