Sookie Stackhouse; small town waitress and telepath, has been increasing involved in vampire politics in previous books; however she is now heavily entangled with vampire royalty and the intrigues that surround them. Charged by Sophie-Anne, the vampire queen of Louisiana to accompany her to a summit, Sookie is not only dealing with those that wish to discredit the queen, she's also face to face with the three men she has at some point been intimate with; vampire Bill, vampire Eric, and shape shifting tiger Quinn. Yet even with her telepathy, Sookie is sometimes too late to stop certain events occurring, whilst juggling her supernatural commitments and dealing with those that wish to use her and her ability for their own gain.
CH ups the action and tension to a whole new level in book 7 of this series. Be left in no doubt, there are heart pounding scenes and action galore that will have fans rapidly turning pages to discover the outcome of some intense moments. The passion also heats up somewhat between Sookie and Quinn, yet fate appears to be conspiring against Sookie, and her chances of settling happily ever after with (if not actually human) a living, breathing man always appear jeopardised by the events she finds herself involved in. I'm thinking it's about time CH gave poor Sookie a break, but then her life would be so much duller.