When a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it s up to U.S. Marshal Anita Blake to find her. And when she does, she s faced with something she s never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people kids, grandparents, soccer moms all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master. And where there s one martyr, there will be more? But even vampires have monsters that they re afraid of. And Anita is one of them?