By Jim Butcher
Roc, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451459879, 464pp.
Publication Date: August 3, 2004
Harry Dresden has had worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Like fleeing a burning building full of enraged demon-monkeys, for instance. Or going toe-to-leaf with a walking plant monster. Still, there's something more troubling than usual about his newest case. The film's producer believes he's the target of a sinister curse--but it's the women around him who are dying, in increasingly spectacular ways.
Harry's doubly frustrated because he only got involved with this bizarre mystery as a favor to Thomas--his flirtatious, self-absorbed vampire acquaintance of dubious integrity. Thomas has a personal stake in the case Harry can't quite figure out, until his investigation leads him straight to the vampire's oversexed, bite-happy family. Now, Harry's about to discover that Thomas' family tree has been hiding a shocking secret: a revelation that will change Harry's life forever.
"Edge-of-your-seat adventure."—SF Site
"This imaginative series continues to surprise and delight with its inventiveness and sympathetic hero."—Booklist
"Good fun for fans of dary fantasy mystery."—Locus
""As usual in Butcher's books, the action begins on page one and moves rapidly from there."—Best Reviews