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"The Tale of the Body Thief" is book four of the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. In this book, the Vampire Lestat tells how he meets Raglan James, a self-described body thief. Raglan James approaches Lestat with an offer that would allow Lestat to enter a mortal body, to become mortal again for the first time in hundreds of years. Lestat jumps at the chance even though he suspects that James is not an honest man. As a mortal, Lestat discovers how vulnerable the human body truly is when he becomes deathly ill. When James fails to return at the appointed time to reverse the body exchange, Lestat turns to his vampire friends for help. However, Louis and the others refuse to help Lestat. Lestat turns to mortal man, David Talbot, for help. With David's help, Lestat gets his own body back along...