Publication Date: August 30, 2011
Publisher: Avon Books
Number of Pages: 358
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Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans' voodoo queen just keeps on giving--leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.
Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity--forever. But how do you kill a killer who's already long dead?
This book felt very different from the rest in the series. For once it doesn't seem like anyone is out to kill Cat. Seems like Bones and Cat may be able to have that over due vacation. But just like you would expect things don't say quiet for long.
Cat's attention is brought to Heinrich Kramer, a ghost who is able to take physical form every Halloween and continue his torture of innocent women accused of witchcraft. With Cat's borrowed powers this should be a piece of cake right? Kramer proves not only to be smart but to be very tricky. But it turns out that Kramer wants Cat, and will do anything and everything to burn her along with his other intended victims.
Cat and Bones initially seek help but a medium Spade recommends, Tyler. I immediately fell in love with Tyler. He's hilarious. And I love how he tries to hit on Bones, Spade, and Ian. Yes, Ian shows up in this book. And both him and Spade are in the book a ton. This was actually the first book that I found myself liking Ian. I was a little sad that Vlad or Mencheres didn't show up in the book. But I would of thought it would of been awesome if Tyler tried to make a move on Ian, just to see Ian's reaction. But then again it seems like there were hints of Ian and Cat's mom getting together. Now wouldn't that be something? They could all be one big happy family.
I'm not sure if I've never noticed or pay that much attention before, but I've noticed a lot of pop culture references in this book. Which it could go either way, but loved it in here. Especially the references to Harry Potter. No surprised that Ian likes Snape.
Then there's the fact that Cat's Uncle Don that died in the last book comes back as a ghost and is unable to cross over. To make matters worst, a new government officer demoted Tate and as taken over running Cat's old team. And Don seems to know him very well, even if he's not revealing anything to Cat or Bones. Not much happens in the book with them, except we can tell he is fixated on Cat. Seems to be setting up for future books.
Overall the book was interesting and good. I enjoyed it even though it's obviously a filler.