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V. I. Warshawski Series: Book #12

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V. I. Warshawski may have left her old South Chicago neighborhood, but she learns that she cannot escape it. When V. I. takes over coaching duties of the girls’ basketball team at her former high school, she faces an ill-equipped, ragtag group of gangbangers, fundamentalists, and teenage moms, who inevitably draw the detective into their family woes.

Through young Josie Dorrado, V. I. meets the girl’s mother, who voices her worries about sabotage in the little flag manufacturing plant where she works. The biggest employer on the South Side, discount-store behemoth By-Smart, pays even less, and Ms. Dorrado doesn’t know how she’ll support her four children if the flag plant shuts down.

The elder Dorrado’s fears are realized when the plant explodes; V. I. is injured and the owner is killed. As V. I. begins to investigate, she finds herself confronting the Bysen family, who own the By-Smart company. Founder William “Buffalo Bill” Bysen, now in his eighties, has four sons who quarrel with each other and with him; the oldest, “Young Mr. William,” is close to sixty and furious that his father doesn’t cede more power to him. And then, there’s “Billy the Kid,” Young Mr. William’s nineteen-year-old son, whose Christian idealism puts him on a collision course with his father, his grandfather, and the company as a whole.

When Billy runs away with Josie Dorrado, V. I. is squeezed between the needs of two very different families. As she tries to find the errant teenagers, and to track down a particularly cruel murderer, her own life is almost forfeit in the swamps that lie under the city of Chicago.

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V. I. Warshawski Series Series


Indemnity Only
Indemnity Only
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Deadlock
Deadlock
Sara Paretsky
Killing Orders
Killing Orders
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Bitter Medicine
Bitter Medicine
Sara Paretsky
Abridged
Bitter Medicine - Abridged
Bitter Medicine - Abridged
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Blood Shot
Blood Shot
Sara Paretsky
Burn Marks
Burn Marks
Sara Paretsky
Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel
Sara Paretsky
Tunnel Vision
Tunnel Vision
Sara Paretsky
Total Recall
Total Recall
Sara Paretsky
Blacklist
Blacklist
Sara Paretsky
Fire Sale
Fire Sale
Sara Paretsky
Hardball
Hardball
Sara Paretsky
Body Work
Body Work
Sara Paretsky
Abridged
Body Work - Abridged
Body Work - Abridged
Sara Paretsky
Abridged
Breakdown - Abridged
Breakdown - Abridged
Sara Paretsky
Breakdown
Breakdown
Sara Paretsky
Critical Mass
Critical Mass
Sara Paretsky
Abridged
Critical Mass - Abridged
Critical Mass - Abridged
Sara Paretsky
Brush Back
Brush Back
Sara Paretsky
Windy City Blues
Windy City Blues
Sara Paretsky

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