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In a world where Vampires, Zombies and Werewolves have been declared legal citizens of the United States, Anita Blake is an “animator” - a profession that involves raising the dead for mourning relatives. But Anita is also known as a fearsome hunter of criminal vampires, and she’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 - the source of her unusual strength and power. Anita is apprehensive about being approached by a vampire to investigate a series of gruesome murders - after all, she’d rather have nothing to do with anything baring fangs. But a bachelorette party at the “Guilty Pleasures” nightclub brings her into contact with a whole group of vampires - including one who won’t take “no” for an answer. But with her weapons and holy items checked at the door, can Anita withstand his power?