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It s wreaking havoc with her reputation as a hard ass to some extent. Luckily, in professional circles, she s still the go-to expert for zombie issues. And right now, the FBI is having one hell of a zombie issue.
Someone is producing zombie porn. Anita has seen her share of freaky undead fetishes, so this shouldn t bother her. But the women being victimized aren t just mindless, rotting corpses. Their souls are trapped behind their eyes, signaling voodoo of the blackest kind.
It s the sort of case that can leave a mark on a person. And Anita s own soul may not survive unscathed . . ."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-09-07
- Reviewer: Staff
Twenty-three books into Hamilton's venerable Anita Blake urban fantasy series, Anita remains the poster child for paranormal polyamory. Much of this installment is given over to the convoluted politicsboth in and out of the bedroomof her extended coterie of friends, lovers, and friends' lovers. While she's engaged to vampire king Jean-Claude, she still has time to consider adding a weretiger to her stable of studs to satisfy a prophecy, look for a female participant for the mega-ménage to make some of the men happy, and beat down anyone who gives her trouble. Meanwhile, she's investigating a case of zombie porn for the FBI, a subplot that feels almost perfunctory given how easily she's distracted by everythingand everyoneelse. Anita's continuing power creep is in full display as she manages to raise an impossibly lifelike zombie, an act that comes with its own worrisome consequences. The combination of soap opera dramatics, sexual politics, and erotic scenarios makes this an entertaining entry in Anita's ongoing journey, though one really needs a diagram of current, former, and potential connections to appreciate the full level of complication. Hamilton knows what keeps her fans happy, and this is bound to please them. Agent: Merrilee Heifetz, Writers House. (June)