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SKIN GAME
by Jim Butcher

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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Poor Harry just can’t seem to catch a break as Queen Mab decides to use him as a chess piece in a debt repayment scheme. Much of what makes the Dresden Files so phenomenal and addictive is Butcher’s ability to bring a level of complexity to his stories and characters that always challenges his readers and leaves them guessing. Figuring out the motives and schemes of various individuals keeps this reading experience exhilarating and intense, and Harry’s wise-ass attitude adds a tremendous fun factor.

Having been stuck on Demonreach due to a parasite in his head that is going to kill him unless it’s removed, Harry has been isolated and lonely. Then Queen Mab shows up providing a temporary fix to his parasite problem, but thrusting him into a situation pretty much guaranteed to kill him. To pay off a debt, Mab is temporarily trading Harry’s skills to his archenemy, Nicodemus Archleone. Nicodemus has gathered a crew together to break into a vault … not just any vault, but one that can access the Nevernever, where they plan to steal treasure from none other than Hades, Lord of the Underworld. To survive this mess, Harry is going to have to be at his trickiest best! (ROC, Jun., 464 pp., $27.95)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: ROC

Published: June 2014

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