Back for another installment of The Dresden Files, as read to me by the impeccable James Marsters, aka, Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If listening to him read is wrong than I don’t want to be right. He is so soothing in my airpods, just the perfect pandemic listen. He has just the right gravel in his voice to BE Harry Dresden, wizard detective, and the acting chops to make the other characters distinctive and interesting: all in all, a very solid audio performer.
In this installment, our intrepid wizard detective Harry Dresden is once again trying to fight the baddies, support the police department, and keep everyone safe. He’s got a bit of a hero complex, and is a bit of a chauvinist but in a way that is charming and albeit dated, not off-putting. He doesn’t talk down to Chicago’s finest, Karin Murphy, and sees her as a talented and dedicated detective, but he definitely wants to protect her, which always bites him in the butt. It did so in the first book, and then again, and I think it’s going to be a bit of thing with him.
Also, if the titled didn’t give it away, this go round we have werewolves! Who is the real baddie? How does it figure in with Chicago’s fiercest crime boss? Time will tell. In addition, we do get a few hints that his past is more complicated than even he knows which I’m presuming will factor in as the series moves along. I’m delighted that book 3 is finally ready from the library, apparently, there is quite a run on them, and will be diving back in soon.