"Bill Compton is on his own, investigating the recent Hep-D outbreak in New Orleans' vampire community--and the only link between the victims of the debilitating blood disorder and an 800-year old vampire serial killer is a New Orleans police detective who hates vampires. But it's Eric Northman who makes a discovery about the serial killer's identity that blows the case wide open. And Sookie Stackhouse is in the middle. Again. Back in Bon Temps, what happens in Fangtasia stays in Fangtasia, especially when Lafayette's behind the bar."