Death Masks (The Dresden Files, Book 5) by Jim Butcher
By Jim Butcher
Now in hardcover for the 1st time- booklet 5 within the New York Times bestselling Dresden documents series!
Harry Dresden, Chicago's in basic terms working towards specialist wizard, might be satisfied that company is lovely reliable for a transformation. yet he additionally understands that each time issues are going reliable, the single manner left for them to move is undesirable. manner bad.
contemporary examples: A duel with the deadly champion of the pink courtroom, who needs to kill Harry to finish the conflict among vampires and wizards...Hit males utilizing Harry for objective practice...The lacking Shroud of Turin-and the prospective involvement of Chicago's so much feared mob boss...A handless and headless corpse the Chicago police want identified...
let alone the go back of Harry's ex-girlfriend Susan, who's nonetheless suffering from her semi-vampiric nature-and who turns out to have a brand new guy in her life.
a few days, it simply doesn't pay to get away from bed. regardless of how a lot you're charging.
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