Itâ€™s vampire politics as usual around the town of Bon Temps, but never before have they hit so close to Sookieâ€™s heartâ€¦ Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things sheâ€™d rather not know. And now that sheâ€™s an adult, she also realizes that some things she knows about, sheâ€™d rather not seeâ€”like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one. Thereâ€™s a thing or two sheâ€™d like to say about that, but she has to keep quietâ€”Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. Itâ€™s the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Ericâ€™s front yardâ€”especially the body of the woman whose blood he just drank. Now, itâ€™s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girlâ€™s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, whoâ€™s set out to make Sookieâ€™s world come crashing down.