Harry Dresden and his friend Michael, a true Knight of the Cross race across Chicago to save the lives of scores of newborn babies about to be murdered by a ghost as powerful as any they've ever seen. A momentary glimpse into the true spirit of the haunt shows them that the ghost is being tortured. A spiritual barbed wire is ripping and gouging into ghostly flesh causing pain and madness in the spirit world. The wall between real life and the Never-never is getting thinner while demons and ghosts are getting stronger. Harry has to, once again, put life and soul at risk to save the people he cares about as someone, or something, somewhere, targets everyone he loves.
Friends on the police department are behaving oddly towards our wizard and even as they call him for help, they exclude him from vital information he needs to solve the case. What's a wizard to do, but try to make a deal with a Fairy Godmother who wants to, not only separate him from the woman he loves, but wants to turn him into a great big doggie as well.
Jim Butcher once again captures us with his wry sense of humor and tugs our heart strings with his characters. The action packed adventure keeps your attention and suprises lurk in the corners with the monsters. Grave Peril can stand alone, but if you've not yet read the first two books in the Dresden Files, Don't miss out, get all three. Congratulations Mr. Butcher, you've done it again.