Harry Dresden, professional wizard, has done his best to keep his nose clean where the White Council of Wizards is concerned. Even so, his past misdeeds have cast a constant shadow of suspicion over him in the eyes of the Wardens, those wizards responsible for enforcing the Laws of Magic. Now Dresden finds himself faced with a nightmarish dilemma: ...
Harry Dresden, professional wizard, has done his best to keep his nose clean where the White Council of Wizards is concerned. Even so, his past misdeeds have cast a constant shadow of suspicion over him in the eyes of the Wardens, those wizards responsible for enforcing the Laws of Magic. Now Dresden finds himself faced with a nightmarish dilemma: Morgan, formerly his chief persecutor among the Wardens, has been wrongly accused of treason against the White Council - and has come to Harry for help. Dresden faces a daunting task: clear Morgan's name while simultaneously hiding him from the Wardens and the supernatural bounty hunters sent to find him, discovering the identity of the true turncoat and, of course, avoiding accusations of treachery of his own. A single mistake may mean that heads - quite literally - will roll. And one of them could be his own ...
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?Turn Coat? is the most dark, serious, and deadly installment to the Dresden Files series yet.
The big shocker for Harry is when Morgan shows up at his front door bleeding and asking for his help. Morgan is a fugitive from the White Council for the murder of the Senior Council member LaFortier. Luccio, Morgan?s mentor, is Harry?s new love interest. Despite his history with Morgan, Harry finds that the case is further complicated with the involvement of the White Court vampires. And where the White Court vampires are involved, Thomas will be caught in the middle.
Murphy suggests that Harry follows the money (6 million dollars) to find out who the mastermind is. The mortal seriousness of this case hits home when a spiritwalker attacks Harry and the Alphas. With the hilarious and loyal devotion of Toot-toot, and an extremely dangerous rite involving the evil spirit of a leyline, Harry tries reveal who the Black Council member is, that is trying to use the White Court vampires to escalate the war between the White Council and vampires. When Thomas is kidnapped and tortured by the spiritwalker, can he be saved? Morgan will go to trial, but will Harry be able to provide the proof needed to show his innocence?
Publishers Weekly, 2009-02-23 The search for a traitor in the highest circles of power forms the main plot thread of Butcher's 11th hard-boiled fantasy novel featuring Chicago's wizard detective Harry Dresden (last seen in 2008's Small Favor). Harry, a warden of the magic-governing White Council, finds himself in an unusual position when Morgan, his fellow warden and frequent antagonist, asks for his help. One of the White Council's leaders has been murdered, and Morgan was found at the scene of the crime holding the murder weapon. If he has been framed, then another senior wizard is behind the killing and may be trying to destroy the council entirely. Aided by werewolf and vampire allies, Dresden investigates with his trademark sardonic noir flair. Despite the sprawling plot, both fans and newcomers will get into the fast-paced action. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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