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Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things — and most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a — well, whatever.
There’s just one problem. 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. And that’s when things start to get… interesting.
Magic. It can get a guy killed.
What I liked: I had marked on Goodreads that I originally read Storm Front back in 2011. I don't remember reading it and then I looked and there are some other books named Storm Front that sounded familiar so maybe it was one of those. After finishing Jim Butcher's Storm Front, I won't forget it!
I sincerely enjoyed the characters and the mystery in this book. Harry isn't sparkly clean and has some twists to his morals, which made him interesting. I did NOT figure out the bad guy, although looking back, I should have. The only reason I can come up with is I was involved in the story, I wasn't watching for clues. That's a good thing.
I thought Mr. Butcher did a good job with this first in the series. It was good enough to make me want to read more and find the time to do it.
What I didn't like: I think I wanted more background on the main characters. I say "think" because as you know, the first book in a series has so much work to do and it can't do everything. I wanted the history of the characters but I'm sure the author will take on that task in future books.
Overall, a good read. Not jaw dropping but intriguing enough for me to want more.
Recommended for fantasy fans with some mystery!!!