Harry Dresden is your typical modern-day wizard turned private investigator in Chicago and his life is quite complicated. This is made worse when his friend and police lieutenant asks him to help investigate a string of murders that involve wolves. Upon further investigation, werewolves. Tables get turned as Harry gets involved with the mafia, werewolf gangs, and accused of murder.
Everything I loved about the first novel in this series is gone: witty dialogue, fast-paced, quick action, and intriguing plot lines. I'm not sure why Butcher had such a drop off going from book 1 to 2 but it's painstakingly obvious. For a book at only 311 pages, this seemed to take forever to get through as Harry quickly wears out his welcome. It just seemed that the story never got its feet underneath it and there was too many wolves to keep up with.
I asked a friend of mine who has read the entire series numerous times if things get better. He stated this was the worst in the whole set. He also said this book was important because it introduces characters that become important later on. Because of that, I'll press on to book 3.
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