by Laurell K. Hamilton
. Copyright 1994
. Published by Ace Books
. It is the second book in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter
Something is running around brutally murdering people. Anita Blake is called in to help solve the case. Because the thing that killed these people wan't human and Anita Blake is an animator and a vampire slayer. She also has the Master Vampire of the city trying to make her his human servant and in the course of things she also pisses off the most powerful vaudun priest in the midwest.