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Author: Sara Paretsky Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Series:The V. I. Warshawski Series Release Date: October 2013 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781480532045

Publisher Description

The brilliant V. I. Warshawski returns in another hard-hitting entry, combining razor-sharp plotting and compelling characters with a heady mix of timely political and social themes.

“Both Paretsky and the sharp-tongued justice-seeker, V. I. Warshawski, remain formidable.... V. I. reigns as crime fiction’s spiky, headstrong warrior woman of conscience, and Paretsky, classy champion of the powerless, has never been more imaginative, rueful, transfixing, and righteous.” —Booklist (starred review)

V. I. Warshawski’s closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust. Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. When Kitty’s daughter finds her life is in danger, she calls Lotty, who in turn summons V. I. to help. The daughter’s troubles turn out to be just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets, and silence, whose origins go back to the mad competition among America, Germany, Japan, and England to develop the first atomic bomb. The secrets are old, but the people who continue to guard them today will not let go without a fight.

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Quotes

  • “A complicated page-turner about selfish secrets passed down through generations.”

    - Booklist (starred review)

Awards

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick, October 2013

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About the Author

Sara Paretsky is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous previous novels, including the renowned V.I. Warshawski series. She is one of only four living writers to have received both the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and is also the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award given by the British Crime Writers’ Association. She is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel.

About the Narrator

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has been awarded numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.