By Jim Butcher
For Harry Dresden, Chicago’s purely specialist wizard, there were worse assignments than going undercover at the set of an grownup movie. Dodging flaming monkey poo, for example. Or going toe-to-leaf with a strolling plant monster. nonetheless, there’s anything extra troubling than ordinary approximately his most modern case. The film’s manufacturer believes he’s the objective of a sinister entropy curse - yet it’s the lady round him who're death, in more and more brilliant methods. Harry’s doubly annoyed simply because he bought concerned with this weird and wonderful secret in simple terms as a favour to Thomas, his flirtatious, self-absorbed vampire acquaintance of doubtful integrity. Thomas has a private stake within the case Harry can’t really work out, until eventually his research leads him directly to Thomas’s oversexed vampire relatives. Harry’s approximately to find that Thomas’s genealogy has been hiding a stunning mystery: a revelation that may switch Harry’s existence perpetually.
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So it hadn’t been my fault, but my choices had been limited to taking Nathaniel and possibly killing him, or letting Jason take one for the team. He’d been happy to do it. Very happy. And strangely our friendship had survived it, but every once in a while I couldn’t pretend it hadn’t happened, and that made me uncomfortable. “I love the fact that I can make you blush, now,” he said. ” He laughed, but there was something in his eyes that was more serious than laughter. ” I didn’t like how suddenly serious he was.
I think he wanted her to seduce an alpha of another pack that he wanted to own. She refused, and instead of taking it out on her, he took it out on me. ” “All lycanthropes heal fast,” I said. “I seem to heal faster than most, not as fast as Chimera did, but close. He thought it had something to do with how easily we could both go from one form to another. ” “Makes sense,” I said. My voice was utterly calm, as if we were talking about the weather. The trick to hearing awful memories is not to be horrified.
He touched my face, gently. ” I frowned, then laughed, then frowned again. ” “I may be your Nimir-Raj and a dominant, but, Anita, I spent years at the mercy of Chimera. He was crazy and a sociopath. 01 7/29/04 12:01 PM Page 26 26 LAURELL K. HAMILTON grown. It showed his profile for a moment, and because I was in the mood to pick, I asked something I’d been debating on for weeks. I traced the bridge of his nose. “When I first met you, your nose looked like it had been badly broken. ” “Yes,” and his voice was soft when he said it.