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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,203 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Paretsky Narrator: Jean Smart Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2000 ISBN:
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What secrets hide behind the razzle-dazzle of the entertainment industry? V.I. Warshawski is about to find out. Her friend, reporter Murray Ryerson, has just landed a plum job as host of a Global Entertainment network television show. On her way home from the party celebrating the event, V.I. stops to help a woman lying in the street. Her Good Samaritan act exposes dark truths, and suddenly V.I. finds herself playing a game she can only win by staying alive. This is the ninth novel in Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski series. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Orishaz | 2/11/2014

    " Excellent! Very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kb | 2/9/2014

    " Excellent look at the cruelty that happens in women's prisons. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 SherrieL | 1/12/2014

    " I would not go looking for another of these books to read- the characters are too much like props and the plot is nothing new. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K | 12/27/2013

    " i LOVE VI Warshawski. she's so awesome, i want to be her when i grow up. i always enjoy paretsky's novels set in chicago. this one took a bit longer to get into but about halfway through, it kicked in and i couldn't put it down. VI was up against a pretty formidable foe, someone who could ruin her career, and it was very personal. i didn't find "hard time" to be as good as "blacklist" but i enjoyed it all the same. shout out to my friend pw for introducing me to VI and paretsky. she's a keeper! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin Plume | 12/20/2013

    " Her novels keep getting richer as they progress. New twists on the supporting characters and new trials for VI keep the pages turning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 11/7/2013

    " First V.I. book I've read - I like it a very fun read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 8/20/2013

    " this was just a so/so read, but I finished it, right? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/8/2013

    " One of my most favorite books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 7/18/2013

    " I love V.I. Warshawski! Good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 4/18/2013

    " This is the first Paretsky I've read and I loved it. VI Warshawski is a fantastic PI. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Senner | 6/26/2011

    " Cheap solution to 100 degree plus weather: backyard, beer, book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 6/20/2010

    " One of the things I like about this author and this series is you have no idea where things are going - it's like buying a train ticket and asking the agent to pick the destination - and it's always a interesting twisted journey! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/20/2009

    " For some reason, I stopped reading the V. I. Warshawski novels around 10 years ago. I picked up this one, published in 1999, at a used book sale and found it quite enjoyable. I think I'll try to catch up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greta | 9/28/2008

    " This is the first V.I. Warshawski I read and it won't be the last.. She's my hero! Or should I say heroine? It sucked me in and was hard to put down. Wish I'd started with the first one instead of the most recent but this one stands alone as a solid story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill Scott | 1/15/2008

    " This was a good female P.I. novel and a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 8/28/2005

    " What an incredible book! I will read it again before it goes back to the library! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsty Darbyshire | 11/28/2004

    " I know loads of people can't stand VI but I love her and I'm glad to see her back. I was disappointed by the first half of the book but the second half was very intense and the only book so far this year (2000) to keep me up all night when I really really needed to be sleeping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 10/16/2004

    " I like Paretsky's writing style and enjoy V.I. Warshawski as a character (flawed though she is, this makes her more human). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 1/3/2004

    " I really liked all of her books mostly and then she quit writing for a while so I dont think i read the last few. the Chicago aspect and strong woman of each book felt close to home. (i thought the movie was horrible) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 10/7/2003

    " Those who love Sue Grafton's Alphabet series will also love Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski mysteries. This book was discussed in SecondLife at the Mystery Manor as part of the monthly mystery novel discussions held there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda Bisson | 3/19/2001

    " Typical VI Warshawshi adventure. Always after the bad guys and ending up in hot water, or in this case jail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcie | 4/14/2000

    " Pretty good mystery. "

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About the Author
Author Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky is the author of numerous books, including her renowned V. I. Warshawski novels. She was named 2011 Grand Master by 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.