I do not wish to distract from the thread or the forum, but I say bravo to Blackhorse and Zippo. Conversing in literary quotation and reference is profoundly admirable and, all too often, a lost art in this day and age.
For my part, I have just read Jim Butcher's latest addition to the Dresden Files series, The Law, and have been re-reading Peace Talks and Battle Ground to refresh my memory about the series.
If you happen to like detective noir and fantasy novels, I highly recommend Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. (Storm Front is the first book in the series.) There is also a rather admirable (though all too brief) telesvision series based (loosely) on the books starring Paul Blackthorne.
From the forum posts, I see that some of you already know about the novels and the television series, so I'm mentioning it just in case someone has not yet run across it.