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 PD knows better.
Karrin Murphy is the head of S. I. 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...
Another great book in the series. I liked it a bit better than last, while there still was a lot going on it also was less cluttered … maybe a word for it. Overall I still love these books and can’t get enough if Harry and friends, but mainly Harry. It seemed like Harry and Thomas have figured out for the most part how to live together and that makes me happy, of course there are some challenges or it be boring for them. Oddly we didn’t get as much of Thomas or Thomas and Harry as thought we might, which made me a bit sad but hoping for more in the future. We saw even less of Murphy this book, we heard about her and even maybe came to some conclusions, which I’m not sure about hot to feel, but really she had no page time. Harry spends a lot of time with Butters this book as they fight monsters and the undead in all kind of forms. While I like Butters , I was not his biggest fan but overall it served well and was also funny. Again this was a book with a lot going on and we learn a lot new stuff. But also a lot of new stuff was happening, there are necromancers and zombies. The wild hunt of the fae, just to name a few. We also learn a bit more about the counsel and things are happening there as well, some things even we thought would never happen. Lots of action, lots of humor, lots of plot twists. Harry once again works his butt off to save the world and might even get assistance form an unlikely ally. Overall, great book with lots going on, I just hope next book with all the crazy things happening we get to see some of my favorite more, Murphy , Thomas , Michael and maybe even Susan. 4.5 ★