Paranormal investigations are Harry Dresden's business, and Chicago is
his beat as he tries to bring law and order to a world of wizards and
monsters that exists alongside everyday life. And though most
inhabitants of the Windy City don't believe in magic, the Special
Investigations department of the Chicago P.D. knows better.
Kamm Murphy is the head of SI and Harry's good friend. So when a killer vampire threatens to destroy Murphy's reputation unless Harry does her bidding, he has no choice. The vampire wants the Word of Kemmler (whatever that is) and all the power that comes with it. Now Harry is in a race against time – and six merciless necromancers – to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead...
Jim Butcher (born 1971) is a New York Times best-selling author, who is best known for his contemporary fantasy book series The Dresden Files. He also writes the Codex Alera series. Jim Butcher grew up as the only son of his parents, and has two older sisters. He currently lives in Independence with his wife, Shannon K. Butcher (an author of romance novels), one son, James Joseph, and his guard dog, Frostbite Vondoom Butcher.
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