After twelve books and many adventures, Chicago's only wizard listed in the phone book has gotten a little too used to things just going his way by the skin of his teeth. It's time things changed. The opening sentence of the book is a spoiler for long time fans of the series, that's how epic this book is. Relationships fail, people die, long established locations are destroyed. This is the ultimate test for our favorite wizard P.I., the question is can he make it through this gauntlet unscathed?
Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the vampiric Red Court, discovers the secret being kept by Harry Dresden's ex-lover, Susan Rodriguez, leaving Harry with no choice but to tap into his own dark power and fight to save the world.