Vampire hunter Anita Blake has always managed to overcome
everything she faces. But this time, there's a monster that
even she doesn't know how to fightâ€¦.
Florida island is the perfect wedding destination for the
upcoming nuptials of Anita's fellow US Marshal and best
friend, Edward. For Anita, the vacation is a welcome break,
as it's the first trip she gets to take with wereleopards
Micah and Nathaniel. But it's not all fun and games and
In this tropical paradise, Micah
discovers a horrific new form of lycanthropyâ€”one that has
afflicted a single family for generations. Believed to be
the result of an ancient Greek curse, it turns human bodies
into a mass of snakes.
When long-simmering resentment
leads to a big blowup within the wedding party, the last
thing Anita needs is more drama. But it finds her anyway
when women start disappearing from the hotelâ€”and worse, her
own friends and lovers are considered the prime suspects.
There's a strange power afoot that Anita has never
confronted before, a force that's rendering those around
her helpless. Unable to face it on her own, Anita is willing
to accept help from even the deadliest places. Help that she
will most certainly regretâ€”if she survives at all, that isâ€¦.