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In Obsidian Butterfly, Anita finds herself in New Mexico returning a favor owed to Edward. He wants Anita to help him investigate some weird attacks that have left people dead and some survivors devoid of all their skin. Anita is to work with Edward, Olaf and Bernard. Olaf is definitely a serial killer who isn’t all there. Bernard is just vain.

Anita gets to meet Edward’s civilian “personality” and life. His civilian cover is a larger than life cowboy bounty hunter named Ted Forrester. He has a girlfriend named Donna who has children, Peter and Becca. None of the three of them know anything about Edward’s true character or lifestyle. Anita isn’t sure what she objects to more, the lying even if some of it is just by omission, or the potential danger Donna and the kids face knowing nothing of Edward’s true person.

While in New Mexico not only does Anita work with Olaf and Bernard, but also an Aztec “Goddess” Itzpapalotl. She is a vampire who is Master of the City of Albuquerque. Itzpapalotl is a vampire who believes herself to be an Aztec Goddess. Anita being a Christian takes exception to this. There is only one true God and it is not she.

Turns out the attacks are due to Aztec God/vampire, Red Woman’s Husband, reawakening after several jade idols are stolen from him. He starts to awaken after centuries of “sleep” and needs to finish his awakening. He wants to drink from Anita to do so. Riker, whose boss is responsible for the theft, kidnaps Becca and Peter to for Anita to protect him from Red Woman’s Husband. Wrong move man. Read the book and see just how wrong it goes for him. Tell me what you think in the comments below.