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3.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 5 3.22 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Paretsky Narrator: Sandra Bur Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The V. I. Warshawski Series Release Date:
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Blacklist is a story of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations — secrets political, social, sexual, financial: all of them with the power to kill. Eager for something physical to do in the spirit-exhausting wake of 9/11, V.I. accepts a request from an old client to check up on an empty family mansion; subsequently surprises an intruder in the dark; and, giving chase, topples into a pond. Grasping for something to hold on to, her fingers close around a lifeless human hand. It is the body of a reporter who had been investigating events of forty-five years earlier, during the McCarthy era, and V. I.’s discovery quickly sucks her into the history of two great Chicago families — their fortunes intertwined by blood, sex, money, and the scandals that may or may not have resulted in murder all these years later. At the same time, she inadvertently becomes involved in the story of a missing Egyptian boy whose possible terrorist connections make him very much sought after by the government. As the two cases drive her forward—and then shockingly tumble together, pushing her into situations more perilous than she could have imagined—she finds that wealth and privilege, too, bear a terrible price; and the past has no monopoly on patriotic scoundrels. Before everything is over, at least two more people will lie dead...and V.I. might even be one of them. 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 Lisa | 7/30/2009

    " This is not one of Paretsky's best! The many characters are one-dimensional and not one of them is sympathetic--including the one who was murdered. V.I. has always been a favorite detective, but in this book it seems she never stops whining. Perhaps Ms. Paretsky is tired of her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mom | 3/18/2009


    "What a tangeled web we weave..." came to mind early in the reading. Very complicated plots) and so many historical characters; I have to admire the research and structure needed to make thi story plausible.
    Good author.
    Need to try more of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melanie | 3/23/2008

    " Solving murders through archival research? What's not to love! "

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