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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,402 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Paretsky Narrator: Susan Erickse Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Doctors take days off - why not P.I.s? V.I. Warshawski demands. But when America's hardest-working private eye goes clubbing, a stranger is shot and dies in her arms.

V.I. has been visiting Club Gouge, Chicago's edgiest nightspot, where a woman known as the Body Artist turns her naked body into a canvas for the audience to paint on. The show attracts all kinds of people, from a menacing off-duty cop to Ukrainian mobsters and Iraq war vets - and V.I.'s impetuous cousin, Petra. A tormented young painter shows up, too, and the intricate designs she creates on the Body Artist drive one of the vets into a violent rage.

When the painter is shot, the cops figure it's an easy collar: PTSD vet goes off the rails, stalks then kills young woman. But the vet's family hires V.I. to clear his name, and the detective uncovers a chain of ugly truths that stretches all the way from Iraq to Chicago's South Side.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cindy | 2/16/2014

    " It has been many years (15? 20?) since I began reading this series, but I remember finding the earlier ones a lot more engrossing than Paretsky's more recent titles. In this particular story, I tired of the club scenes involving the Body Artist early on; some of that could have been omitted without affecting the plot. I do admire the fact that Paretsky incorporates current social issues into the fabric of her mysteries. However, I find cousin Petra annoying and wish she would "move on". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 2/13/2014

    " I love the V.I Warshawski series! I was disappointed in her last book Fire Sale so this is a great reminder that Paretsky hasn't taken a wrong turn. Twists and turns up to the last chapter. I love a good who-done-it. Almost gave it 3 stars instead of 4 but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carrie | 2/11/2014

    " This was great. A very exciting, typical (in a good way) V.I. Washshawski novel that is among Paretsky's best. I love the character of V.I. Warshawski, and how she does whatever it takes to get a job done. And as tough as Vic is, I love how human she is as well, and how much her friends and loved ones worry about her and the scrapes she gets into. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Debra Battle | 2/9/2014


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