Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 17)
by Laurell K. Hamilton
Review by Harriet Klausner
Berkley Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780425227725
Date: 02 June 2009 List Price $26.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
She has the highest kill count of all the vampire executioners in the country and is also the first necromancer in centuries. The evil vampires and shifters fear Anita Blake who has begun to believe the laws for vampire executions are overly prejudicial against those who have killed due to extenuating circumstances. Anita also realizes since she only socializes with the supernatural, the human Federal Marshals no longer trust her. She wonders if the time has come to quit her job because her sympathy on many cases lies with the monster. From official release/information:
From fishpond.co.nz website: The sensational new novel from the New York Times bestselling author featuring her vampire-hunting heroine Anita Blake Once you tell someone certain things, like, say, you got mailed a human head in a box, they tend to think you're crazy. Anita Blake's reputation has taken some hits. Not on the work front, where she has the highest kill count of all the legal vampire executioners in the country, but on the personal front. No one seems to trust a woman who sleeps with the monsters. Still, when a vampire serial killer sends her a head fromLas Vegas, Anita has to warnSinCity's local authorities what they're dealing with. Only it's worse than she thought. Several officers and one executioner have been slain -- paranormal style! Anita heads toLas Vegas, where she's joined by three other federal marshals, including the ruthless Edward hiding behind his mild-mannered persona. It's a good thing Edward always has her back, because, when she gets close to the bodies, Anita senses "tiger" too strongly to ignore it. The were-tigers are very powerful inLas Vegas, which means the odds of her rubbing someone important the wrong way just got a lot higher!