When a man with premonitions about his own death seeks Dresden's help, he promptly drops dead in Harry's office. This prompts Harry and Bob to research his strange death, only to discover the man he thought was dead is still alive. Soon Harry finds himself the target of the dark magician responsible and the spells employed triggers a memory for Bob, who recognizes the darkness in the magic all too well.
Ever since he was a boy, Harry Dresden, knew that monsters were real, just as he was able to make things happen simply with the force of his will. As he grew he began to learn of his magical heritage, given to him by his mother, and coveted by his Uncle, who would stop at nothing to possess it.
Now that he is grown Harry is the only private investigator / wizard in Chicago and listed in the phone book. He uses real magic to help him solve his cases, much to the chagrin of both the police and the magical establishment, whose shadow wars often spill into the 'real' world and involve people who have no idea just how magical, and dark, the world can be.
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