Harry Dresden - Wizard. Lost items found. Paranormal investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable rates. No love potions, endless purses, parties, or other entertainment. So reads the yellow pages entry written by the irrepressible Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard. Jim Butcher's series chronicles the adventures of Harry, who straddles urban fantasy and noir while cracking wise with the best of them. Storm Front, like all of the Dresden Files novels, moves at a breakneck pace, and you won't want to put it down once it grabs you. Between the action, well-considered plot, beautifully crafted setting and magical world, and the humor provided by narrator Harry (who refuses to get into trouble by halves), Butcher's novel has a lot going for it. But perhaps Storm Front's greatest strength is that it is but the first of a long list of Dresden novels. With fifteen books and counting, Butcher's world only becomes bigger and more developed, Harry more complex, the cast of characters wider and richer, the already solid writing more masterful, and the incidental property damage more catastrophic. In short, pick up Storm Front. If you like it, keep reading. You won't regret it.
A modern-day mage and consultant to the police finds his stale life suddenly enlivened by the presence of a rival in the black arts.