Harold Gaynor offers Anita Blake a million dollars to raise a 300-year-old zombie. Knowing it means a human sacrifice will be necessary, Anita turns him down. But when dead bodies start turning up, she realizes that someone else has raised Harold's zombie - and that the zombie is a killer. Anita pits her power against the zombie and the voodoo priestess who controls it.
Laurell Kaye Hamilton (born 1963) is an American author. She is best known for the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series.