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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,458 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Paretsky Narrator: Susan Ericksen, Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged 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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Courtney | 2/16/2014

    " This was the earliest Paretsky novel that I've read, and published in 1987, it was definitely a trip. No online research is done, as it is in more recent novels. Paretsky makes some obvious political comments about sexism, which makes it interesting to see how times have changed. It wasn't my favorite mystery that Warshawski has solved, but I did appreciate that I got some background information on the characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Peggy | 2/11/2014

    " I am disgusted with this book and have decided not to finish reading it. If there is one thing I cannot abide it's an author who pushes her political agenda by means of depicting anyone who holds an opposite view as stupid, mean-spirited, narrow-minded, and evil. Any character who prescribes to the author's view is virtuous, brave, and intelligent. Spare me - if the view is that a pro-life supporter cannot be compassionate and intelligent then I don't need to waste my time reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Valerie | 1/21/2014

    " I get a kick out of the heroine, V.I. She is smart, makes mistakes and always goes where she shouldn't! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marcia Berg Haskell | 1/16/2014

    " I haven't read any others of the V. I. Warshawski novels and probably won't read the rest of the series for a while. This is another book where the events don't seem to have any reason - which is OK because it gets sorted out in the end. What bothered me was the amount of introspection when action was called for and the lack of logic by the detectives. Vi seems to glide from one uncomfortable feeling to the next without thinking her actions through. That irritated me enough to keep considering putting the novel aside and not finishing it. Perhaps the crux of the problem was that there were no characters I could identify and empathize with. In the end the book was an OK mystery, but not a favorite. "

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