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Small favor : a novel of the Dresden files
Jim Butcher
Adult Fiction BUTCHER

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Intricate yet accessible plotting and near-Arctic winter weather mark the 10th Harry Dresden adventure from bestseller Butcher (after 2007's White Night). A friendly snowball fight opens the Chicago-based wizard-detective's latest tale, but it's not long before a host of more dangerous foes are out for Harry's blood. A missing human mobster is said to be seeking greater influence among Chicago's extranormal population, but the true threat proves both more subtle and of much greater consequence. Butcher smoothly manages a sizable cast of allies and adversaries, doles out needed backstory with crisp efficiency and sustains just the right balance of hair's-breadth tension and comic relief. Encounters with a series of increasingly dangerous "Billy Goats Gruff" unfold with particular cleverness, and key developments involving Sgt. Karrin Murphy, Harry's reluctant police liaison, will intrigue seasoned fans as well as newcomers attracted by last year's TV adaptation of the series. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

The disappearance of criminal magnate Gentleman Johnnie Marcone and the suspected involvement of the Sidhe Courts draw professional wizard Harry Dresden into an ever-growing web of supernatural complexity that brings the ongoing war between good and evil to a head--and threatens a rift between Harry and the people he cares about most. The tenth addition to Butcher's popular "Dresden Files" series (after White Night) hints at higher stakes and more personal repercussions in future volumes. Set in a modern Chicago that includes the presence of supernatural creatures, this tale of urban sword and sorcery features compelling characters and superb storytelling and belongs in most libraries. Highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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