1. Where does Harry meet Billy in Chapter 1 and why is Billy concerned?
Harry Dresden meets Billy the werewolf in Lake Meadow Park. Billy is concerned about strange things that are happening around Chicago, such as the rain of toads that is taking place at the moment.
2. What does Billy wonder might be related to the current problems with magic in town? How does Harry act in response to Billy's ideas?
Billy wonders if it has anything to do with the vampire wars. Harry acts oblivious, but Billy tells him that word travels and everyone knows that the vampires and the Red Court, or ruling body of vampires, have been trying to kill Harry ever since he caused problems for them last Fall.
3. Why are Billy and his friends worried about Harry, what does Harry tell Billy and why does Harry get even angerier at Billy?
Billy tells Harry that he and his friends are worried about him, and that it must have something to do with Susan, Harry's girlfriend, and the vampires, since Susan left town last fall. Harry tells Billy to mind his own business and gets even angrier when Billy informs him that he has made Harry an appointment with a client for that afternoon.
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