Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files
by Jim Butcher
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Release Date2014-05-27 (added to CC 3 Feb 2014)
Amazon Sales Rank78
Butcher is the dean of contemporary urban fantasy.”—Booklist

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day…

Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful.
He doesn’t know the half of it…

Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains—led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone—to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

It's a smash and grab job to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world—which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. Worse, Dresden suspects that there is another game afoot that no one is talking about. And he's dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Especially Harry.

Dresden's always been tricky, but he's going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess—assuming his own allies don’t end up killing him before his enemies get the chance…

Member Reviews
(4 Mar 2016)
You gotta love Butcher. If you're a fan of Harry Dresden, this book won't let you down. Harry's wit and jokes are at their best as he helps Nicodemus stealing a valuable artifact from a very dangerous god. The action sequences are as always spot on, but what I loved the most was the way Butcher made me feel despair, anguish and then laugh and hoot, all wrapped in an intense chapter. Over and over again.
No wonder he has written 15 books of this character. He just keep delivering in a masterful manner.
And Michael's back! even if momentarely.
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