A Novel of The Dresden Files
By Jim Butcher
(Roc, Mass Market Paperback, 9780451460912, 528pp.)
Publication Date: May 2, 2006
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When a killer vampire threatens to destroy head of Special Investigations Karrin Murphy's reputation unless Harry delivers the powerful Word of Kemmler to her, he has no choice. Now Harry is in a race against time to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead.
A martial arts enthusiast whose resume includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives with his wife, his son and a ferocious guard dog.
“The wildest, strangest, best Dresden adventure to date....Butcher’s blending of modern fantasy with classic noir sensibilities ensures that there’s never a dull moment.”—SF Site
“A fun romp with a rousing final battle that shouldn’t be missed.”—Locus
“Offbeat humor, a hard-boiled style, and rich detail.”—Library Journal (starred review)