Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
(The Dresden Files, Book 7)

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When a killer vampire threatens to destroy head of Special Investigations Karrin Murphy's reputation unless Harry delivers the powerful Word of Kemmler to her, he has no choice. Now Harry is in a race against time to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead.

About Jim Butcher

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A martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane.
Published May 2, 2006 by Roc. 408 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Adventures blossom like shotgun fire as Harry and medical examiner Waldo Butters are attacked in the morgue by a walking dead cop with his throat slit, flanked by zombies, and Harry faces all manner of cold, palely glowing folk walking about Chicago as a Tyrannosaurus tosses the undead over five-...

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A staple of the Dresden Files series is the ongoing sources of temptation that come out of the wood works when Harry is at his weakest, offering him power for seemingly no personal cost.

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This is the seventh book in the series and although the book just about stands alone, I think you would get more enjoyment from reading the previous books first as it would explain a lot of the back story.

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At the beginning of the book the set up is as follows: Harry is duelling-wand-less and crippled after his troubles with Mavra in Blood Rites.

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The fact that Dead Beat, being the seventh book, is as good as it is is amazing, and it shows how good the TV show The Dresden Files could have been if they had stuck with the books instead of striking out on their own.

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