The series keeps getting better and better. Payne twin sister of Vishous comes from the other side after she injured. Jane realizes there is only so much that she can do and calls upon her old boss Manny who is more talented with a scalpel then she ever could be. Payne thought by killing their father it would have freed him from the pain that he put him through but we see that even though he's been dead for years his father has very deep hooks in him. Its time for V to chase away the demons of his past as it becoming a big problem in his relationship with Jane. In order to do that he calls his best friend his brother Butch to do the unthinkable. (That part of the story just ripped up my heart) Once Manny gets over the initial shock that Jane is 'alive' he agrees to help her. There is an instant attraction once he meets Payne even after he learns that she is not all together human. They both try to let each other go. She wipes Manny's brain but still he is haunted with memories of her. When V sees that Payne is about to make him keep a promise that never should have been made he brings her the one thing that will give her hope and make her rethink every thing. This installment once again was filled bombshells that I never saw coming. As this is the 9th book in the series it continues to keep me guessing. You think you have an idea whats going to happen and then that changes. I can't wait to see what the rest of the series has in store. The Black Dagger family is continually getting bigger and stronger which is just in time as a new threat comes to try and take it all away. Then there's that old threat that is getting stronger than ever.