on August 1st, 2004
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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For Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, there have been worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Dodging flaming monkey-poo 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 entropy curse-but it’s the women around him who are dying, in increasingly spectacular ways.
Harry’s even more 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 Thomas’s oversexed vampire family. Harry is about to discover that Thomas’s family tree has been hiding a shocking secret: a revelation that will change Harry’s life forever.
Oh how I love these books. The week has been a bit stressful so in a desperate ploy to escape, I read this book. It worked like a charm. I thought of nothing and lived in a different world for a while.
I couldn’t put this one down. Not only did it move at neck-breaking speed, but we learned a heck of a lot about Harry’s mother. I can honestly say I was surprised by every twist Butcher threw at me. I was doing this read with a friend of mine and had to email him right away when I learned one secret. I was seriously thrown by the revelation.
Even with all we uncovered in this book, there’s still a lot that’s a mystery. I honestly thought Butcher would wait to reveal some stuff he did in the book since he has tons left in the series. Because he did, I’m dying to know how he keeps this going.
My favorite parts of the book were when Harry was with Murphy. They spent tons of time together in this book (finally!!!), and I couldn’t have been happier. For those of you looking for more Murphy time, this book delivers. Their interactions were great!
So overall, Butcher has once again nailed it for me. I was beyond satisfied with this book and am doing everything within my power not to snatch up the next one right away.