Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series, #3
On Sale: January 17, 2007
Featuring: Anita; Jean-Claude; Richard Zeeman.
Trade Size (reprint)
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For the first time-a rogue master vampire hits town, and
Anita gets caught in the middle of an undead turf war. Jean-
Claude, the Master Vamp of the city, wants her for his own-
but his enemies have other plans. And to make matters
worse, Anita takes a hit to the heart when she meets a
stunningly handsome junior high science teacher named
Richard Zeeman. They're two humans caught in the crossfire-
or so Anita thinks.
THERE WAS DRIED CHICKEN blood imbedded under my
fingernails. When you raise the dead for a living, you have
to spill a little blood. It clung in flaking patches to my
face and hands. I’d tried to clean the worst of it off
before coming to this meeting, but some things only a
shower would fix. I sipped coffee from a personalized mug
that said, “Piss me off, pay the consequences,” and stared
at the two men sitting across from me.
Mr. Jeremy Ruebens was short, dark, and grumpy. I’d never
seen him when he wasn’t either frowning or shouting. His
small features were clustered in the middle of his face as
if some giant hand had mashed them together before the clay
had dried. His hands smoothed over the lapel of his coat,
the dark blue tie, tie clip, white shirt collar. His hands
folded in his lap for a second, then began their dance
again: coat, tie, tie clip, collar, lap. I figured I could
stand to watch him fidget maybe five more times before I
screamed for mercy and promised him anything he wanted. The
second man was Karl Inger. I’d never met him before. He was
a few inches over six feet. Standing, he had towered over
Ruebens and me. A wavy mass of short-cut red hair graced a
large face. He had honest-to-god muttonchop sideburns that
grew into one of the fullest mustaches I’d ever seen.
Everything was neatly trimmed except for his unruly hair.
Maybe he was having a bad hair day…
She's the 'it' girl for bloodsuckers, werewolves,
wereleopards and assorted undead types. (News Press [Fort
One of the most fascinating fictional heroines since
Scarlett O'Hara-and a hell of a lot more fun than most.
(Publishers Weekly, starred review)
[A] gutsy, no-nonsense female unafraid to take on anything
that the preternatural world throws her way. (Library
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