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V.I. Warshawski Series

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Description

Chicago’s V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from New York Times–bestselling author Sara Paretsky.
 
No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help.

For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full twenty-five years for her daughter’s murder.

Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. V.I. doesn’t want to get involved. Stella hated the Warshawskis, in particular V.I.’s adored mother, Gabriella.

But life has been hard on Frank and on V.I.’s other childhood friends, still stuck on the hardscrabble streets around the dead steel mills, and V.I. agrees to ask a few questions. Those questions lead her straight into the vipers’ nest of Illinois politics she’s wanted to avoid. When V.I. takes a beating at a youth meeting in her old hood, her main question becomes whether she will live long enough to find answers. 

From Publishers Weekly

May 25, 2015 – South Chicago provides the setting for MWA Grand Master Paretsky's electrifying 18th novel featuring PI V.I. "Vic" Warshawski (after 2013's Critical Mass). Vic thought she had left her old neighborhood and her former teenage flame, Frank Guzzo years ago, until he approaches her with a sensitive issue: his mother, Stella, just finished 25 years in prison for murdering Frank's younger sister, Annie, and she's now proclaiming her innocence. Reluctant to get involved Stella always hated the Warshawski family Vic agrees to look into the matter, but is floored when Stella accuses the detective's beloved late cousin and Chicago hockey legend Boom-Boom (who was murdered in 1984's Deadlock) of having a hand in Annie's murder. Determined to clear Boom-Boom's name, Vic throws herself into the investigation, which takes her into the murky political waters of her former stomping ground, with its back channels leading to the state's highest echelons of power. Paretsky never shies from tackling social issues, and in this installment she targets political corruption without ever losing sight of her dogged sleuth's very personal stake in the story. Author tour.

Customer Reviews

The Reader Is Right Over Her Shoulder

My main standard for a good book is how close to the action I feel. In this novel, Sara Paretsky made me feel as if I were right next to Vic Warshawski every moment. Ms. Paretsky's writing style is so intimate and seductive that you live and breathe every moment of the story. Many of this author's books are good. This is excellent!

The Boring Chase Scene

It seems every murder mystery now comes with a chase scene. Do editors now require this because chase scenes make popular movies? They don't impress me. I skipped a major portion of the ending because of the worthless addition. Didn't VI get beat up enough?

The whole under the bleachers hunt could have been omitted. I figured out where to look for the diary so could VI without her godchild being kidnapped. Even so, this was a good read.

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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: Jul 28, 2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 544 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: V.I. Warshawski Series
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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