|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.|
|Series||V. I. Warshawski Ser.|
|Format||Audio Recording Downloadable|
|Number of Volumes||0 vols.|
|Read by||Sandra Burr|
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another V. I. Warshawski private eye.....this is an excellent novel. V I is getting older, she gets hurt more often and takes longer to heal (just like normal people). She, of course, solves the mystery. It was a bit long....531 pages.
I bought the book because I had never read any of Sara Paretsky's books with V.I. Warshawski. I was expecting more mystery and suspense. I was disappointed in the book and only read the first 150 pages and quit.
If you enjoyed the movie V.I. Warshawski, you will love the novels written by Sara Paretsky. They are well written and enjoyable. Follow the lovable private investigator as she deals with her job and everyday life. These novels are definitely page turners when it comes to reading. I'm always waiting for a new one to be published!