Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher

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 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 black 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.

I don’t think I would have ever read Storm Front, by Jim Butcher, if it was not for the book club. I do like urban fantasy and I do like some crime novels, but not usually the two together. It reminds me more of Kim Harrison’s Dead Witch Walking which is the only other novel I’ve really read along this line and although I did enjoy it’s quirks I didn’t really care about the story. Continue reading