When St. Louis's most powerful vampire comes to Anita Blake
for help, she is faced with her greatest fear-a man capable
of arousing in her a hunger strong enough to match his own.
â€śMy name is Anita Blake. Vampires call me â€śThe Executionerâ€ť.
What I call them isnâ€™t repeatable.
Ever since the Supreme Court granted the undead equal
rights, most people think vampires are just ordinary folks
with fangs. I know better. Iâ€™ve seen their victims. I carry
But now a serial killer is murdering vampiresâ€”and the most
powerful bloodsucker in town wants me to find the killerâ€¦
In a world where vampires, zombies and werewolves have been
declared legal citizens of the United States, Anita Blake is
an â€śanimatorâ€ť â€“ a profession that involves raising the dead
for mourning relatives. But Anita is also known as a
fearsome hunter of criminal vampires, and sheâ€™s often
employed to investigate cases that are far too much for
conventional police. But as Anita gains the attention of the
vampire masters of her hometown of St Louis, she also risks
revealing an intriguing secret about herself â€“ the source of
her unusual strength and power.