This is book two in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. Anita is having a really bad week. A rich lunatic offers her over a million dollars to raise a zombie using a human sacrifice and when she refuses he sends his goons after her. She manages to upset a powerful Voodoo Queen who decides to send zombies after her to murder her in the night. Jean-Claude the Master Vampire is still trying to seduce her and make her understand that she is his human servant and to cap it off a now dead animator has helped to raise an out of control zombie who is murdering innocent families across town.