Rachel Morgan is attempting to recover from the trauma at the end of book 6. Her memory of that event is very fuzzy. She spends about five hundred pages trying to get back her recollection of that night. Along the way she must contend with mischief from her demon pal, Al, a smitten ghost and a banshee, whose child can suck all the life force from whatever it touches. Can she sustain a friends-only relationship with the really nice guy-witch with whom she has been hanging out? Will her mom move out of town to live with her brother Ronnie? Oh yeah, and there is the whole shunning thing to deal with as well as a few life threatening battles. In all, it is a typical Kim Harrison romp in post-Turn world of Cincinnati. If you liked the first six you will like this one. If you are new to Harrison, stop, do not pass go, return directly to book one in the series and begin again. This one is due out in February 2009.