Death Masks

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Death Masks

By Jim Butcher

Roc, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451459404, 464pp.

Publication Date: August 5, 2003

The Dresden Files have taken the genre of paranormal mystery to a new level of action, excitement, and hard-hitting magical muscle. Now, in Death Masks, Jim Butcher's smart-guy private eye may have taken on more than he ever wanted to handle

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But he also knows that whenever things are going good, the only way left for them to go is bad. Way bad. Such as:
A duel with the lethal champion of the Red Court, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards
Professional hit men using Harry for target practice
The missing Shroud of Turin and the possible involvement of Chicago's most feared mob boss
A handless and headless corpse the Chicago police need identified
Not to mention the return of Harry's ex-girlfriend Susan, who's still struggling with her semi-vampiric nature. And who seems to have a new man in her life.Some days, it just doesn t pay to get out of bed. No matter how much you re charging.

About the Author
A martial arts enthusiast whose resume includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, #1New York Timesbestselling authorJim Butcherturned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives mostly inside his own head, so that he can write down the conversation of his imaginary friends, but his head can generally be found in Independence, Missouri. He is the author of theDresden Files, the Codex Alera novels, and theCinder Spires series."