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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,398 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Narrator: Kimberly Alexis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781101079294
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When a vampire serial killer sends Anita Blake a grisly souvenir from Las Vegas, she has to warn Sin City’s local authorities what they’re dealing with. Only it’s worse than she thought. Ten officers and one executioner have been slain—paranormal style.

Anita heads to Vegas, where’s she’s joined by three other federal marshals, including the ruthless Edward. It’s a good thing he always has her back, because when she gets close to the bodies, Anita senses “tiger” too strongly to ignore it. The weretigers are very powerful in Las Vegas, which means the odds of her rubbing someone important the wrong way just got a lot higher.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 2/18/2014

    " A good "out of town" adventure for Anita and the crew. I love the series storyline some of the explanations are redundant but still love reading them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mya | 2/14/2014

    " Love the book, love the author. Great read. But you must read the series in order or you will be totally confused. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandra Kasturi | 2/10/2014

    " I'm giving this one star, because there isn't a lower option. God, these books are bad! Why do I keep going back? I thought it might be enjoyable because I saw the first line, where Anita Blake gets sent a head in a box. And I thought, "Fun!" Right? Not so. The rest is beyond tedious. I compared and contrasted the asininity (is that a word?) of Twilight vs. Anita Blake on my LJ, but now I'm thinking they have more in common than I previously thought--both series have ENDLESS, REPETITIVE, BORING DISCUSSION about the relationships of the characters and about what's currently happening plot-wise. I use the word "plot" loosely. Gah. I at least thought there might be some hot monkey sex for fun, but no! Not till after page 300. I finished the book solely because I was taught as a child to clean my plate. On the bright side, this should teach other writers what NOT do do, yes? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 2/8/2014

    " Super promising at the start, focusing on Anita tracking a serial killer in Las Vegas. I LOVE the police aspects of Anita and was hoping for her to kick ass. However (view spoiler)[we see no fight scenes. She has an orgy with tigers, including a 16 year old. Glad she finds it icky, 'cause I do, too. And the death of The Mother of Darkness is over in less than a chapter? Lame. All that buildup was deserving of something epic. (hide spoiler)] Still better than the previous three books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Beth | 2/1/2014

    " While I enjoyed the return to Anita's crime-fighting roots and the step away from the overwhelming sexual content, I was very distracted by specific phrases that kept repeating throughout the almost 500 pages. Had the language just varied a tad more, I would have been even more engrossed than I was. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 S.J.D. Peterson | 1/27/2014

    " I loved most of these books but at this point there are way to many characters and to man unanswered questions. To many plots that don't get explained and way way to many relationships to keep up with "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Billie | 1/20/2014

    " Another good one. I was a little worried when there was excerpts from another book, I was afraid it was going to be like that through the entire book, but thankfully it wasn't! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilly ~ Lihllith~ | 1/17/2014

    " Rather enjoyed this one a little more than the last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 1/15/2014

    " Liked her earlier books much better. The tigers bored me somehow.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jbgreendawn | 1/9/2014

    " It was interesting to me that this one seemed to have a little bit more story line then i remembered this series to have and the fact that some of the smaller characters got to play larger roles this time around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paris | 12/22/2013

    " Book 17 of the Anita Blake series and it's still a great series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie | 12/20/2013

    " Really impressed. Her last few seemed plot-free, but this one was back to basics of monsters versus anita. I liked it a lot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jerri | 12/18/2013

    " eh..it was alright you have to be following the Anita Blake books in order to enjoy it plus it was so freaking long for a bunch of nothing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natasha Dombrow | 12/6/2013

    " S*** goes down in Las Vegas when Anita is summoned there by an old enemy that got away. Love the Weretigers! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme | 12/2/2013

    " What the hell happened to this series? The "tigers" are now coming into play? There isn't any crime solving or zombie raising anymore. This is just one sex scene after another. The orgies aren't even that good anymore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey Burton | 11/23/2013

    " Definitely liked this one! Less sex, more kick ass. Normally I wouldn't complain, but it was getting a little overdone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teresa Raines | 2/16/2013

    " After reading this novel I just kept wondering when Anita is going to retire from the U.S. Marshall's and settle down with her many lovers . . . sheesh! There is only so much gore we can take. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 12/7/2012

    " Shameful, I know. Like Twinkie filling. Addicting. Horrible writing, but I must read them all! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/11/2012

    " It was great!! Can't wait for the next one to come out!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 3/16/2012

    " Anita goes to Vegas to stop a serial killer vampire. How many more will she sleep with before she stops him? Read and find out. Decent story but not enough of supporting characters we know and love other than Edward. Rocco a police psychic is the most interesting of new characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ayse | 3/8/2012

    " =_= Once I start a series I must finish it. Unless it's absolutely horrible, and this didn't go downhill until I got interested in the characters (around books 8-11). Sigh. Only three to go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Zappen | 1/29/2012

    " Nice return to more police procedural storyline - and I love stories with Edward in them - while keeping the fun "hisem" elements! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika Peluso | 1/7/2012

    " This book is seriously dirty "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aparna | 5/3/2011

    " Not one of her better books. Highly OK ... it almost seemed like she was forced to write a book and couldnt think of a strong story line. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ellie | 4/16/2011

    " I really thought the series might save itself.....Skin Trade was so good again.....and now this. Not happy. I'll still read Bullet when it comes out in paper back, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 4/12/2011

    " Just wish the story would've been longer... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charity | 4/12/2011

    " Finally! Anita Blake is loosening up. Less "OH NO! What will people think of me being a real-life succubus/hussy?!" And more ass kicking, no apologies Anita, but this time it's for the men she loves. I enjoyed this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 4/10/2011

    " an ok book, light reading, nothing that taxes the brain "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/8/2011

    " Sad. The writing quality, and also the length, were very disappointing. I sense I might stop reading her books if this continues.

    Also... wtf was up with the margins in the paperback??? It's like they purposefully huge to make the book seem longer than it was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 4/1/2011

    " More like a short story than a novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 3/28/2011

    " Short, interesting at times, introducing one or two new characters who may be useful later. Sadly the bonus essay about her writing process pretty much reads like her blog entries and are about as helpful. The comics at the end were a nice little bonus, though. "

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About the Author
Author Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Meredith Gentry novels as well as twenty acclaimed Anita Blake novels. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

About the Narrator

Kimberly Alexis is well known for her reading of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, including The Laughing Corpse, Skin Trade, and Guilty Pleasures.