It appears lupine theriomorphs are responsible for the latest string of murders in Chicago and as usual the regular authorities are intentionally clueless. Enter Special Investigations police lieutenant Karin Murphy and Chicago's only Wizard for Hire Harry Dresden. [more inside]
For Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry's seeing dollar signs. But where there's black magic, there's a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry's name.