This is the fourth book in the Anita Blake Series. If you don't start at least here, you will not understand the rest of the series events. Not that the first three books aren't good. They are good but this gives an indepth view to the triangle between Richard, Anita, and Jean-Claude. The accidental mishap that turns the series upside down. No more spoilers for you. I totally get the last part of the book. I understand why Anita did what she did. The places that I have lived and the people in my lives, said they were going to do it. They meant it. They had to come through on their actions whither they liked it or not.
I give this book an A for suspense and understanding of the series itself.