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Title:
Death masks
Author:
Butcher, Jim.
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Publication Information:
New York : Roc, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
378 pages ; 18 cm.
General Note:
"Roc fantasy."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780451459404
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Dresden Files have taken the genre of paranormal mystery to a new level of action, excitement, and hard-hitting magical muscle. Now, in Death Masks , Jim Butcher's smart-guy private eye may have taken on more than he can handle...

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But he also knows that whenever things are going good, the only way left for them to go is bad. Way bad. Such as:

* A duel with the lethal champion of the Red Court, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards...
* Professional hit men using Harry for target practice...
* The missing Shroud of Turin--and the possible involvement of Chicago's most feared mob boss...
* A handless and headless corpse the Chicago police need identified...

Not to mention the return of Harry's ex-girlfriend Susan, who's still struggling with her semi-vampiric nature. And who seems to have a new man in her life. Some days, it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. No matter how much you're charging.


Author Notes

Jim Butcher was born in Independence, Missouri on October 26, 1971. He is the author of The Dresden Files series, the Codex Alera series, Side Jobs, Ghost Story, and the Cinder Spires series. He has also written a Spider-Man novel entitled The Darkest Hours and a novelette entitled Backup. He has contributed to numerous anthologies including My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding, Blood Lite, and Many Bloody Returns.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Harry Dresden is not having a good day. A vampire named Ortega is hunting the beleaguered wizard, intending to challenge him to a duel that, Ortega claims, will end the war between the vampires and the wizards. Harry has almost no hope of winning the duel, but soon he is preoccupied by another problem: Father Vincent, a priest, needs Harry's help in finding the Shroud of Turin, stolen by a trio of thieves. Harry traces two of the thieves to his hometown, Chicago, but when he finds them, he learns that he isn't the only one after them. A group of terrifying demons wants the shroud, and its leader is interested in Harry's soul, too. Harry must call on all of his friends, including three brave knights, his police-officer friend, and even his half-vampire ex-girlfriend, Susan. Butcher maintains a breakneck pace in Harry's exciting fifth adventure. This imaginative series continues to surprise and delight with its inventiveness and sympathetic hero. --Kristine Huntley Copyright 2003 Booklist


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