Hit List (Anita Blake #20) by Laurell K. Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Cover synopsis: "My name is Anita Blake. The vampires call me 'The Executioner'. So when a series of gruesome and spectacular murders occur in the Pacific Northwest, the local police call in me and fellow US Marshal Edward to track down a serial killer they are convinced must be a 'monster'.
But I know that some monsters are very real. The Harlequin have been the bogeymen of the vampire world for more then a thousand years; they are a secret so dark that even to speak their name can earn you a death sentence. Now they are here in America, hunting weretigers and human police. And me.
The Harlequin serve the Mother of All Darkness, the first vampire. She was supposed to be dead, but only her body was destroyed. Now Mommie Darkest is back, determined to kill Edward and possess me. And she doesn't care how many others have to die along the way."
This one of the best Anita books I have read in a long time. It was like the earlier books with the crime scene's and the U.S Marshal politics.
I also loved seeing Edward being such a huge part of this book. Most of the other books he's in, he tends to come in towards the end of the book, to help save the day. But he was fighting alongside Anita all the way from age one. We got more insight into Edwards life and feelings too, which was great.
Although she was working away, hunting monsters we got to see some regulars like Domino and Nicky. And of course, No monster hunting party is complete without Bernardo and Olaf, even though I think he is more of a monster then the actual monsters! Plus we got to meet plenty of new faces too. One of them called Ethan who is rather Hot.. ;)
Anita was Bad ass in this book. Laurell has reminded me of the reason I loved this series. Can't wait for the next book.
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