In this book the ninth of the series Laurell. K. Hamilton takes Anita Blake out of Lousiana sending her away from all complicated matters of her love life for an adventure with Edward the assasin, i personally find Edward very interesting and was glad to see he got his own book, in which we find out a lot about him. It also gives us a chance to see Anita as she was at the beginning of the series without any complicated friendships. Edward calls in his favour from when Anita killed his back-up - the favour? To be Edwards back-up and help him solve a case. It is really worth reading again and again i've lost count of how many times i've read it, it is my favourite book of the series.