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"The Chicago writer whose name always makes the top of the list when people talk about the new female operatives." -- Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review.
Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty. Her client says he's the prominent banker, John Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his son's girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that's not her real name. V.I.'s search turns up someone soon enough -- the real John Thayer's son, and he's dead. Who's V.I.'s client? Why has she been set up and sent out on a wild-goose chase? By the time she's got it figured, things are hotter -- and deadlier -- than Chicago in July. V.I.'s in a desperate race against time. At stake: a young woman's life.
"The Chicago writer whose name always makes the top of the list when people talk about the new female operatives." -- Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review.See all Editorial Reviews
The storyline was good but the writing seemed disjointed...editing was very poor. Still a good read I'm hoping they get better as the series progressesPublished 5 days ago by Lisa Harrington
I read this author's books many years ago, and I decided to start over with an older one. I enjoy reading books about different sections of the country. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Rita Mason
Chick writer. Way to much soaking in the bathtub and sharing their feelings. I could puke.Published 14 days ago by Roger Scott
A fun read - I love remembering what a struggle/challenge communication was before cell phones.Published 16 days ago by S. Gilliam
Pretty believable, Vic is a great detective, just don't cross her. It'll be interesting to follow her further exploits as the years go byPublished 21 days ago by jazzbo
The typos were annoying but the story was good. Going to hear author speak so wanted to read her first book. The last part of the book was wonderful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Blair Roy
What a great story! This was my first time reading Sara Paretsky, and I was impressed with her writing skills. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Davis