Detective Rudolph is a human male, member of the Chicago Police Department. He first appears in Fool Moon as a rookie cop.


Rudolph first appears as a rookie cop in the S.I. department of the Chicago Police Department. At first, he doesn't believe in the supernatural and keeps asking if the loup-garou is a prank for the rookie. He later transfers to Internal Affairs[Footnote 1] and makes several appearances throughout the series, most of the time trying to expose Harry Dresden as a fraud or get Karrin Murphy fired.

In the seriesEdit

Fool MoonEdit

In Fool Moon,

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In Changes, Rudolph points FBI Agent Barry Tilly at Harry Dresden, after Dresden's office building explodes, suspecting him to be behind the explosion.[1] Dresden suspects that Rudolph is someone's puppet.[2] Dresden and Molly Carpenter stake out his house—which is notably nicer than a police detective's salary should have been able to afford—to catch his "handler/cleaner",[3] which turns out to be Esmeralda and Esteban Batiste. They had hired Rudolph and brought an Ik'k'uox to kill him.[4] Later, at FBI Headquarters, Rudolph harasses Murphy and Dresden, threatening to take Murphy's badge and weapon. Just then, the Eebs attack with a vampire troop and the Ik'k'uox.[5] Rudolph freaks out and becomes unresponsive. Agent Tilly is put in charge of him while Dresden and Susan Rodriguez organize the escape from the vampires.[6]


  1. Internal Affairs - wikipedia


  1. Changes, ch. 10-11 and 13
  2. Changes, ch. 23
  3. Changes, ch. 24
  4. Changes, ch. 25-26
  5. Changes, ch. 34
  6. Changes, ch. 35
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