This is one of the few fairly straight-forward stories in the series.
We start off with the execution of a warlock. Harry is disturbed by the whole case and as he heads to his car, he is informed that there is evidence of black magic in Chicago. Not only that, his friend’s daughter is in trouble. Life is never simple for the only professional wizard in Chicago.
This book is full of the office politics of Murphy’s enemies. The stress between Charity and Harry comes to a head, then to resolution. Many of the threads that were left dangling at the end of the last few books were tied off. All-in-all, this was a satisfying story.