Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, embarks on a race against time in the name of justice. If you love Charlaine Harris and Anne Rice, you won't be able to resist the new novel from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton. 'I've never read a writer with a more fertile imagination' Diana Gabaldon My name is Anita Blake and I thought nothing could surprise me. But what if the wrong man is about to be executed? When a fellow U.S. Marshal flies me in on an emergency consult, I know time is running short. Evidence is mounting against a young wereleopard who stands accused of killing his uncle in the most gruesome and bloody way possible. In this tiny Michigan town, the pressure from the cops is escalating, the victim's family want retribution and a warrant of execution is already under way. But something feels off about the murder - the evidence doesn't add up. With the locals up in arms and their fear of supernatural beings growing, I must race to uncover the truth. I cannot let the authorities kill an innocent man. But what if I'm already too late? Readers can't get enough of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, series: 'Anita Blake novels are my addiction' 'Vampires, zombies and guns, oh my!' 'I have loved every single book in this amazing series, have fallen in love and lust with many characters and desperately hope that there will be more' 'I am hooked' 'I couldn't love Anita and her adventures with the supernatural community any more'