by Jim Butcher
Book 9 in the Dresden Files series (2007)
Publisher: Penguin ROC
Harry Dresden, PI, is a modern-day wizard with a bad habit of getting into danger. His most recent case looks set to follow the trend – and this time it’s personal.
Someone is targeting Chicago’s magic practitioners, the members of the supernatural underclass who don’t possess enough power to become full-fledged wizards. Some have vanished. Others appear to be victims of suicide. But now the culprit has left a calling card at one of the crime scenes—a message for Harry Dresden.
Harry sets out to find the killer, but his investigation turns up evidence pointing to the one suspect he cannot possibly believe guilty: his half-brother, Thomas. To clear his brother’s name, Harry rushes into a supernatural power struggle that renders him outnumbered, outclassed, and dangerously susceptible to temptation.
And Harry knows that if he screws this one up, people will die—and one of them will be his brother.