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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,461 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Paretsky Narrator: Sandra Bur Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The V. I. Warshawski Series Release Date:
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Chicago private eye V. I. Warshawski knows from the start that Consuelo Alvarado's baby is trouble. Consuelo is sixteen. Diabetic. And the daughter of a friend. When she goes into labor too early, even V. I.'s wild drive to get her to the hospital can't save either Consuelo or her child. Soon V. I. is investigating possible malpractice at the emergency room - and falling for a doctor who works there. Mixing business and love is always bad medicine, but V. I. finds herself listening to her heart, not her head. And when a brutal murder and the violent destruction of a woman's clinic put her at the center of a very dirty conspiracy, justice may be the only remedy for a hurt that cuts deep . . .and chills right to the bone . . . "The plot [is] fast moving, the dialogue snappy, the premise for murder persuasive. This novel hasn't a single snag in its springs." - Chicago Sun-Times "Paretsky is still the best . . .She doesn't pull punches." -- The Washington Post Book World Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by shay | 2/20/2014

    " Meh. A fairly interesting story with a wry protagonist but the details were sort of skimmed over sometimes. Some developments came smack dab out of the blue! The romance felt kind of weak as an element of the story and the characters sort of sounded the same...The plot may have pulled me in, but the writing didn't. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mike Jensen | 2/10/2014

    " I hate this book. I hate the cheap and meaningless cynicism that infuses every line. I hate the sneering self-righteous superiority of the protagonist. I hate the stupid plot points, such as staging a riot in order to steal a medical file which would have more effectively been stolen by a burglary, which the protagonist failed to understand is the reason for the riot though I did, and surely most readers must, instantly. I hate the one sided-politics that renders complex arguments simple and casts people on the wrong side as villains and those on the right side as virtuous. This is a cheap, sloganistic, mean spirited excuse for a book with preposterous plot. Cast your eyes anywhere else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Caren | 1/31/2014

    " With a love for the city of Chicago and private detective stories, Sara Paretsky was suggested to me as an author I would enjoy reading. Bitter Medicine was good and I will definitely seek more Sara Paretsky books to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Christine I | 1/25/2014

    " Another author I tried for 2013. Kind of a dittzie detective who acts tough. Do not need to read another of hers! "

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