Publisher: Del Rey/Dabel Brothers
Review source: Library
Reviewed by: Kathy Davie
Series: Dresden Files, 0.5
A short story, a prequel in the Dresden Files.
Do keep in mind that I don't like graphic novels. I much prefer using my own imagination. That disclaimer aside, I did enjoy Adrian Syaf's graphics---Harry is much more good looking than I had imagined! Although the Harry pictured on the inside doesn't appear to be the one on the cover…
It's a fun, flash-bang-smash'em-up in true Dresden fashion as Harry fozares his way from one clue to the next.
The police want to pin Maurice Sandbourne's murder on Moe, the gorilla. It's clean, neat, and not supernatural. Lieutenant Murphy, however, prefers the truth.
Harry Dresden is a professional wizard and private investigator who occasionally is hired as a freelance consultant by the Chicago PD. Well, Karrin Murphy, anyway. Dumorne is Harry's foster father, mentor, and teacher. Bob the Skull knows more about magic than Harry can imagine.
Lieutenant Karrin Murphy is with Special Investigations and hires Harry on a fairly regular basis. She does believe there are things that go bump in the night. Sergeant Ron Carmichael is Karrin's partner; he's totally unenthused about Dresden.
Dr. Reese directs the gorilla program at the zoo; Willamena "Will" Rogers is his assistant. Dr. Dana Watson is on loan from London.
Anthrophages are the inner circle of the cult of Hecate.
The cover is black and electric green highlighting graffiti'd brick walls behind a Harry posed with his black coat, staff, and star pendant, waiting for something to leap out at him. A bright yellow draws your attention to the smallish title while a colonial blue highlights "Dresden"...just in case you might miss seeing it.
The title is quite accurate as you are Welcome to the Jungle of both the Lincoln Park Zoo and Harry's world.