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eBook - 2015
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Chicago's V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in this gritty mystery from New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky.

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but she'd happily avoid tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that's what she ends up doing when she responds to a plea for help from an old high school flame, Frank Guzzo.

Frank's mother Stella was convicted of killing his kid sister, but now that she's out of prison, she's looking for exoneration. Even though the Warshawskis and Stella never got along, V. I. agrees to make a few inquiries after she sees how hard life has been on Frank and her other childhood friends.

Only, that small favor leads her straight into the vipers' nest of Illinois politics--and soon her main question isn't about Stella's case but whether or not she'll make it out of this investigation alive...

A Washington Post Best Mystery of 2015
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
ISBN: 9780698196834
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Jun 07, 2020

For me this story was drawn out. It contained too much uninteresting and repetitive detail about the past history of family members related to the main character, the PI, Vic Warshawski. The major crucial event in the story - what happened in a tunnel at the Wrigley's Baseball field - was also uninteresting for me. I much preferred Paretsky's next book, "Fallout".

Jan 28, 2017

Suspenseful action! V.I. is as tenacious as ever.

VaughanPLZena Jan 24, 2017

This series never disappoints! Each new title is flawless and contemporary.


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