TITLE: STORM FRONT
AUTHOR: JIM BUTCHER
Details: Book one of The Dresden Files
Harry Dresden is a wizard, with a listing in the phone book, available to help in case of anything outerwordly going on. But even though he's the best of his kind, and not just because he's the only one doing it, business is slack at best.
And then, in one day, he's hired by a woman to find her husband and by the police to help investigate a double murder that could only have been committed by a wizard, an evil wizard.
The problem is that Harry doesn't know of any wizards who could or would do this, and the White Council thinks he might be doing the killing himself. If they find him guilty, he will be put to death.
So, not only does he have to stop the killings, he also has to prove his own innocence, while he might just be next in line for a killing.
An enjoyable read, but I couldn't help feeling that the author hadn't quite found his stride in this, the first book.
But the story and character are intriguing enough for me to want to read and get the next one.