As the war between the evil vampires of the Red Court and the White Council of Wizards heats up, rogue Wizard Harry Dresden is “drafted” by the White Council as a Warden and tasked with defending Chicago. Almost immediately, Dresden explores the horrific events at a film festival. Dresden discovers the daughter of one of his closest friends is involved in Black Magic.
As usual, the action of the novel increases page by page. Dresden’s talking skull, Bob, plays a key role in the plot. There are several battles in Proven Guilty but the last confrontation may be the best in the series so far. Jim Butcher knows how to ratchet up the suspense and danger. If you’re looking for a fast and furious Summer Read, I recommend Proven Guilty. GRADE: B+