The disappearance of criminal magnate Gentleman Johnnie Marcone and the suspected involvement of the Sidhe Courts draw professional wizard Harry Dresden into an ever-growing web of supernatural complexity that brings the ongoing war between good and evil to a head—and threatens a rift between Harry and the people he cares about most. The tenth addition to Butcher’s popular “Dresden Files” series (after White Night) hints at higher stakes and more personal repercussions in future volumes. Set in a modern Chicago that includes the presence of supernatural creatures, this tale of urban sword and sorcery features compelling characters and superb storytelling and belongs in most libraries. Highly recommended.

Butcher, Jim. Small Favor. ROC: NAL. Apr. 2008. c.432p. ISBN 978-0-451-46189-6. $23.95. FANTASY