One of the few urban magic books -- for lack of a better term -- novels I enjoyed last year was Harry Connolly's Child of Fire. And I loved it.
Where too many of the genre have fallen into the Buffy Trap, Child of Fire's tone is much more straight-up noir with a magic bent. Ray Lilly is a convicted felon working off some undetermined debt to vicious, manipulative magician Annalise. He's a hard lad, she's a bastard, and unspeakable and irrevocable things are happening in a small town that need fixing.
Some people have compared it to Jim Butcher's books, this is magic Chandler or Thompson to Butcher's Hammett.
The next book in the series is out tomorrow. Do yourself a favor and grab it. In the Comments, toss in your latest fave fantasy/scifi read.