When we last saw the renowned magical detective Harry Dresden, he was in bad shape. In reality, he had been the victim of an unidentified assailant.
When his friends are in danger, his death does not deter him. Except he no longer has a body and no magic to aid him. There are also several malevolent ghosts prowling the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some vengeance.
To save his friends—and his own soul—Harry must perform the ultimate trick without the use of magic.