Harry Dresden is a wizard. If you need lost objects found or paranormal events investigated he's your man. He's a bit like Magnum P.I. in a witches hat. As you would expect he's broke, behind on his rent and doesn't have customers lining up at his door. When the police call him in to consult on a murder with links to the magical world, he finds himself tangling with a mobster who wants him dead...a dark mage who wants him dead...and a council of wizards who want him dead. Oh and the police department who don't trust him. No real surprises and the inner monologues were annoying but I always find inner monologues annoying. There was a little info-dumping but it wasn't excessive so I can deal. All in all a half decent urban fantasy.