Eric Northman, gorgeous Viking vampire, and Shreveport-based Sheriff of area five, finds himself camping out with Sookie Stackhouse. As ever, Eric has carnal knowledge of the waitress with a disability (telepathy) in mind. Sexual tension remains high with Alcide, a werewolf from Shreveport. Her ex, Vampire Bill has gone to Peru on an assignment from the vampire Queen of Louisiana, and her brother Jason is missing. A little more lively, and even more characters appear in this book of the series, but it seemed to be lacking the spark of the previous instalments in the series. Still, Sookie remains a fiction favorite !