When Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony
Bennington, who is desperate to have her reanimate his
recently deceased wife, she is full of sympathy for his
loss. Anita knows something about love, and she knows
everything there is to know about loss. But what she also
knows, though Tony Bennington seems unwilling to be
convinced, is that the thing she can do as a necromancer
isn't the miracle he thinks he needs. The creature that
Anita could coerce to step out of the late Mrs.
Bennington's grave would not be the lovely Mrs.
Bennington. Not really. And not for long.