Jane Yellowrock is a vampire killer for hire—but other creatures of the night still need to watch their backs....
When the Master of the city of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price—and Leo is willing to pay. That’s because the European vamps want Leo’s territory, and he knows that he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath. Leo, however, doesn’t mention how this new job will change Jane’s life or the danger it will bring her and her team.
Jane has more to worry about than some greedy vampires. There’s a vicious creature stalking the streets of New Orleans, and its agenda seems to be ripping Leo and her to pieces. Now Jane just has to figure out how to kill something she can’t even see….
Vampire hunter and general all-around badass Jane Yellowrock and her alter ego, Beast, return (following Black Arts) in a multifaceted plot that contains strong action and intriguing new directions, but the story gets bogged down by the sheer amount of detail. Jane's employer, Leo, the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, instructs her to tighten his already robust security in anticipation of an official visit by European vampires. While doing so, Jane discovers something truly frightful in the basement, gets attacked on the streets by an invisible entity, and learns there are super-scary vampires that other vampires fear almost more than sunlight. Readers who have been waiting for Jane to make some smart decisions in the romance department should be pleased, but the subplots, subplots of subplots, and overwhelming number of characters detract from the main punch of the series, which is Jane's relationship with Beast and her take-no-prisoners approach to life. The continuing character development and fascinating new horizons will assuage dedicated fans.