Skin Game opens, Dresden continues to chaffe and worry
about being Mab's Winter Knight. He doesn't know how to get
out of the position, but knows it will drive him mad and evil
in time. Mab seems eager to speed the process along and sends
him on another assignment. He must help the arch-villain Nicodemus
Archleone steal something from a vault belonging to Hades.
This is the suicide mission of all time, but Harry is determined
to get himself and as many others as possible out alive AND
thwart Archleone without breaking his deal with Mab. Nothing
hard there. As always, the plot twists and turns at a breakneck
speed, but you'll hang on with glee. Harry is struggling,
but it doesn't keep down his snarky quips -- and I'm glad
of it. I found the ending a little bit of a reach, but somehow,
I didn't really mind. Reading it is just that much fun.