Micah-Laurell K. Hamilton.

Having read every Hamilton, Anita Blake book I was thrilled to be one of the first on the long paperbackswap wish list for this one. I cracked it open as soon as it arrived and quickly read it in one sitting.

It is more of a short story than a novel. I cannot say that I have enjoyed the last few of the Blake series and this is just more of the same.

Anita is called upon to raise a dead witness when one of her co workers has an emergency. Since Anita is leaving town she needs Micah to accompany her to feed the ardour. Basically the story in a nutshell: Anita realizes she is now “alone” with Micah and totally freaks out. I guess it is ok to live with him for a year but somehow the emotions needed to be “alone” are much scarier then the nasties she routinely deals with. So anyhow she proceeds to have sex with Micah who apparently is “monsterously endowed” even though he is described as small in stature elsewhere. Some very uncomfortable sex takes place. Anita (who is a bit bloodied and bruised from the encounter) and Micah then go to raise the witness. Things go wrong, the zombie freaks out, smashes Anita to the ground. She wakes up in the hospital a few days later. End of story.

Glad I didn’t pay 7.99 for this book. I hope Hamilton gets back to her older writing style. I loved her imagination and hope Anita gets back to kicking ass against the bad guys and less time whining about her “deeper” emotions.

Grade: D

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