Thomas Raith's apartment is where Thomas Raith, Harry Dresden's brother, lives. It is first mentioned in White Night.


Thomas Raith's apartment is is where he lives after he moved out of his brother's place. It is located in a building in the Gold Coast area on the Near North Side running along Lake Michigan. It's a very expensive area. Not far off from Thomas's apartment is the famous Cabrini Green housing complex.(reference needed)

The place was decorated in an Art Deco style. The walls were deep red and the carpet was charcoal grey. There were matching sofas and chairs, a black and stainless steel entertainment center, a huge flat-screen TV, DVD play, and stacks of DVDs and CDs. The kitchen was also all black and stainless steel with white walls. Every surface was clean and clutter free. There were no dirty dishes or stains. This was all completely contrary to Thomas's habit of being a slob. Down the hall in Thomas's bedroom fit much better into his slobby ways with clothes strewn all over and empty cans and bottle everwhere, and the bathroom was also a mess. Two movie posters, The Wizard of Oz and The Pirates of Penzance, can be seen(where?).[1]

In Cold Days, the harsh cold steel, techy look had been softened by Justine's touch with throw pillows, window dressing and various decorations.[2]

Dresden describes it as looking like the "office of Rambo's[Footnote 1] accountant". There was a desk, a computer, and two tables. One was for building and repairing weaponry, neatly organized. There was a kit for converting guns from semi-automatic to fully automatic. The other table held tools to custom build weapons and amunition and possibly explosive devices. One of the walls was covered in corkboard tacked with photos, papers, and maps.[1] Harry has his own, original, key.[3]

In the series Edit

Proven GuiltyEdit

Main article: Proven Guilty

In Proven Guilty, Thomas Raith moved out of Harry's apartment.[4]

White NightEdit

Main article: White Night

In White Night, based on a description matching Thomas, of a killer by members of the Ordo Lebes, Harry goes to the apartment, using his own key to enter in order to investigate what might be going on with Thomas. While there, Harry listened to a caller's message and Harry knew he was feeding again. Harry found incriminating evidence in the spare bedroom apparently used as a War Room. There were photos of all of the dead women in Harry's investigation—all taken before the police arrived, pointing to Thomas as the killer.[1] While searching, the building's security guy and a beat cop cornered Harry for an ID and questions at Thomas's door. Harry used Thomas put-on persona to play the role of a jilted lover to cover for why he was there. Harry had an original key and Mouse helped sell it. Before leaving, Harry scanned the wall of photos, maps and notes letting Lasciel memorize it all for later investigation.[3] Thomas later explained the War Room. He was trying to figure out who was hunting the Ordo Lebes, why, and get the women to safety using the Water Beetle.[5]

Cold DaysEdit

Main article: Cold Days

In Cold Days, Thomas brought Harry and Molly to his place after they're attacked on the Water Beetle by Redcap and a Faerie crew on jet skis. Harry hexed all of the electronics in Thomas's apartment to knock out all of Lara Raith's bugs that she regularly places around Thomas's apartment. Harry's ulterior purpose to hexing the bugs was to alert Donar Vadderung as to how Lara operates when her operatives follow-up on Harry's call to him. Harry called it a "friendly gesture" and Thomas suggested it was a payment for meeting him.[2] After Redcap's attack at Botanical Gardens, Thomas says that they can't take Harry there, as someone would see and call the police.  Plus, Lara has eyes on the place, and she would show up quickly.[6]


  1. Rambo - wikipedia


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 White Night, ch. 7
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cold Days, ch. 20
  3. 3.0 3.1 White Night, ch. 8
  4. Proven Guilty, ch. 18
  5. White Night, ch. 20 and 24
  6. Cold Days, ch. 26

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