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The Killing Dance
Book 6 of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series


Lately, word on the street is that I'm worth a half million dollars.  dead or alive.  With killers on her trail, what's a girl to do but turn to the men in her life?  But I'm beginning to wonder if two monsters are better than one.  The Killing Dance I understand.  Relationships, I don't.

Characters:
   Anita Blake
   Jean-Claude
   Dominic Dumare
   Sabin
   Richard Zeeman
   Catherine Maison-Gillette
   Robert
   Monica Vespucci
   Edward
   Mrs. Pringle
   James Dugan
   R.P.I.T
   Branswell
   Stephen
   Raina
   Sebastian
   Gabriel
   Ernie
   Gregory
   Jason Schulyer
   Silvie
   Lillian
   Rafael
   Christine
   Louie
   Neal
   Liv
   Damian
   Cassandra
   Willie
   Karen
   Anabelle Smith
   Greeley
   Rizzo
   Tammy Reynolds
   HAV
   Harley

Nikki Says:
Ryder Says:
Overall Grade:  98 (A+++++-)
Anita Ranking:  2nd Anita Ranking: 2nd
Brownie Points:  Number one: Edward action.  Number two:  The Jean-Claude/Richard (haha, Richard is a loser, in case you were wondering) ordeal comes to a head.  I mean, the tension was almost unbearable earlier in the series!  Mix in a hit-man, murder, and Harley, and you've got a grade-A #1 book!
Major Pitfalls: I'd have to say the biggest pitfall here was the fact that it didn't quite meet Obsidian Butterfly's quality.  I'm not in the habit of comparing books to each other, but the only reason The Killing Dance isn't number one is because Laurell wrote the Butterfly.
Final Thoughts:  There were so many components in this book that were so masterfully weaved together, I couldn't give them justice in a few sentences.  You just have to read this book to appreciate its' brilliance.