Along the way he meets others of course - whether friend or foe is not my place to say at this moment as I don't want to give anything away - but Chalk is not a guy who finds himself left alone much.
By the way, I'm well aware that this is just "one more" book dealing with vampires, lycanthropes, demons, angels, etc. and one or more scrappy humans (or vaguely human humans) who choose to fight them... and I don't give a damn. Eventually you can get tired of genre if it is overplayed, I'll give you that, but when true talent and ability to not only write but entertain shows up to the party... you get over your own prejudices real quick.
Blood and Bullets is not only the most entertaining book I've read in 2012 it's probably my favorite "new addiction" read of the past five years. For every moment I thought Jim Butcher was branching himself out too thin and perhaps cheating me on Harry Dresden... I know for a fact that James Tuck has plenty of fuel in his tank and Deacon Chalk will be around for a while.
Without hesitation you should pre-order this now. Don't wait for the release date...
Blood and Bullets is due to be released February 7, 2012. I suggest you pre-order it today. Also, feel free to drop by the author's website and see what coming next.