Title: Storm Front
Author: Jim Butcher
Synopsis from Goodreads
Lost items found. Paranormal investigations.
Consulting. Advice. Reasonable rates.
No Love Potions, Endless Purses, Parties, or Other Entertainment.
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 too 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 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
This book was great!!! I freaking loved it!! It really got me out of my anti-male author funk ;)
What can i say to convince you all to read this book? Harry is tre' cool, has his own business card, is a wizard, is cooler than Harry Potter, does some interesting things without clothes on hahas!!, and is just an all around good guy ;) I loved him!! He rarely even cussed!
The side characters are to die for. Mister the cat is great!! Bob the skull is a little horndog that is just fabulous. Toot-toot the fairy is my new Bff (he came over for pizza last night), and the Demon Toad... well, I guess he's kinda like the Hypno Toad off Futurama but scarier. (All giant toads are probably kinda scary)
I never thought I would dig a crime story. Well, I guess this wasn't really a crime story. It was more like a mystery. Kinda like Sookie but in guy form. OH! And there's a vampire!! (now I have your attention, don't I?)
I totally think a hubz or a wife would adore this book.
2 magic tricks way way up!!