The triumvirate created by master vampire Jean-Claude, necromancer Anita Blake, and werewolf Richard Zeeman has made Jean-Claude one of the most powerful vampires in the U.S. He's consolidating power in himself and those loyal to him, working to take over America. However, there are those determined to end Jean-Claude's reign. Assassins are coming to St. Louis to kill them all. Anita knows they're coming, but being forewarned doesn't mean you can win.