Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
When St. Louis's most powerful vampire comes to Anita Blake for help, she is faced with her greatest fear-a man capable of arousing in her a hunger strong enough to match his own.Review:
I am an Anne Rice fan, and after reading her books I decided to venture to another author. Scouting the net and looking for great reviews I have decided to read on of Hamilton's book. Guilty pleasure is the first of 17 books (up to date of posting, with 2 up coming books in 2010) in the Anita Blake series. I immediately took a liking to the book.
Hamilton's version of vampires are so like Rice that I didn't have a hard time adapting to the characters. Anita Blake is the main character of the series who is on retainer with the police and handles supernatural cases. Anita is both an animator and a vampire executioner. Anita in the book is a sarcastic and tough girl who takes care of herself.
So the book goes on about a case where vampires are being murdered and the police asked Anita to help. Investigating the case, she eventually was asked to find the killer by another group of people – the vampires. Master of the city Nikolaos, who is a sadistic thousand year old vampire in a kids body, asks Anita to find the killer. So as the story continues, Anita finds a new ally who is Jean Claude who will later give her the marks of her becoming his human servant in a desperate move of saving both of them from Nikolaos.
With the help of Edward, a fellow executioner and hired assassin, both of them will partner up for a mission to kill Nikolaos and her minions. So the two of them kills both Nikolaos and her allies after exposing that the serial killer is one of her people.