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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,588 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Paretsky Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The V. I. Warshawski Series Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9781441835529
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Killing Orders, V.I. Warshawski’s third adventure, starts when her great-aunt Rosa summons the detective to her cold suburban home. Rosa made V.I.’s childhood miserable and the detective resents the command to help her aunt prove she didn't embezzle five million dollars from a local Dominican priory. All hell breaks loose when a mysterious opponent tries to take Vic off the case by throwing acid in her eyes and burning down her apartment. And when a friend who’s involved in the case is brutally murdered, it begins to look as if Vic hasn’t got a prayer. But Warshawski continues to follow every lead, even when they point to some pretty unorthodox conclusions: Perhaps the Dominicans are covering up a financial scandal. Maybe the whole conspiracy is under the patronage of an international conglomerate, or of Don Pasquale, king of the Chicago mob. Worst of all, someone who’s close to Vic could be involved — her darkly handsome English lover, Roger Ferrant, or even Aunt Rosa herself. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rugg Ruggedo | 2/4/2014

    " I love how she puts this one together. The mystery remains out there right up to very near the end. V.I.'s world is coming together here. Lots of information for future stories. Her relationship with the cops was annoying the first time I read these books and now their attitude bothers me even more. What a difference 20 years makes in gender opinions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoAnn Ainsworth | 11/23/2013

    " Well written, action packed. Kept me glued. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianna | 11/17/2013

    " I have read some of this several times over the years. It's a great series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 11/12/2013

    " I love all of Sarah Paretsky's VI Warshawsky series. I thinking have finally read them all. I just love a good crime book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson | 11/3/2013

    " All the V.I. Warshawski novels are fun mysteries set in Chicago. They are fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Somyajeet | 10/15/2013

    " A well paced detective novel to read with a female character in the lead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosa Macpherson | 10/5/2013

    " Love Vi Warshawski but found the book a awee bit disjointed but I'm sure that was me, not the book. She'sa feisty heroine,; there's humour, grit... all that lovely stuff... I just read it too late at night and kept having to go back and re read. Recommended though") "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 9/28/2013

    " I'm not emotionally engaged with this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Savonick | 9/18/2013

    " Sara Paretsky is the best--as a wannabe writer, I don't know how she does it: the intricacy of the plot, the attention to detail, the sense of being in V.I.'s world. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leslie Erin Quinn | 9/6/2013

    " Ugh. If Paretsky spent as much time on the dialogue and plot as she does describing exactly what the main character is wearing, I'm sure this would be a much better book. Read it in two days, and it still feels like a waste of time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 5/30/2013

    " Read this out of order, so it didn't have the appeal of her later books. V.I. does get into a lot of trouble! True to form.....acid thrown at her, apt burned........how many times has that happened? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerwin Jn | 4/16/2013

    " VI does it again !!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kam | 3/25/2013

    " I want to read more Paretsky. She has an interesting main character and I loved reading about Chicago. I also heard Ms. Paretsky speak at the Rosamund Gifford Lecture Series in Syracuse, NY. She was great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/6/2013

    " It's surprising how interesting a mystery about financial fraud can be in the hands of Sara Paretsky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nordia | 5/31/2012

    " Paretsky at her sharpest. Minimalistic, spot-on, tight plot. The sarcastically feisty Warshawski still holds her stand and street cred way back from her hayday's in the 80's. One of Paretsky's novels which are always worth a re-read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Missmath144 | 12/23/2011

    " Every year or two I feel like a Paretsky book, but halfway through I decide (once again) that I really don't like her protagonist. She is a rude, very opinionated character, which doesn't always bother me in characters in other books, but in these it does. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 11/18/2011

    " I had a hard time getting through this one for some reason. It didn't seem as interesting as the other VI novels, and I felt like it got bogged down in the details quite a bit. I actually found that I had a hard time understanding some of the connections between people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 8/23/2011

    " I enjoy this series, especially since it is set in Chicago...I remember some of the places she writes about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 5/13/2011

    " It was just okay for me. The plot was a dull but I was able to get through it. There just seemed like there was a little too much going on. The newer books in this series are a better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/7/2011

    " I had a hard time getting through this one for some reason. It didn't seem as interesting as the other VI novels, and I felt like it got bogged down in the details quite a bit. I actually found that I had a hard time understanding some of the connections between people. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 5/2/2011

    " Audio -- it was read like a play but the story lacked any intensity "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheri | 4/16/2011

    " Any heroine who rolls out of bed, checks her running clothes for freshness, before sliding them on and heading out for her morning run with her doggie is my type girl. Even though it's first person, V.I.'s voice is one I believe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 1/27/2011

    " It was just okay for me. The plot was a dull but I was able to get through it. There just seemed like there was a little too much going on. The newer books in this series are a better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leslie Erin | 8/29/2010

    " Ugh. If Paretsky spent as much time on the dialogue and plot as she does describing exactly what the main character is wearing, I'm sure this would be a much better book. Read it in two days, and it still feels like a waste of time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 5/10/2010

    " Read this out of order, so it didn't have the appeal of her later books. V.I. does get into a lot of trouble! True to form.....acid thrown at her, apt burned........how many times has that happened? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kam | 3/25/2010

    " I want to read more Paretsky. She has an interesting main character and I loved reading about Chicago. I also heard Ms. Paretsky speak at the Rosamund Gifford Lecture Series in Syracuse, NY. She was great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 7/9/2009

    " Sara Paretsky is the best--as a wannabe writer, I don't know how she does it: the intricacy of the plot, the attention to detail, the sense of being in V.I.'s world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Missmath144 | 7/1/2009

    " Every year or two I feel like a Paretsky book, but halfway through I decide (once again) that I really don't like her protagonist. She is a rude, very opinionated character, which doesn't always bother me in characters in other books, but in these it does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Frank | 11/3/2008

    " I enjoy this series, especially since it is set in Chicago...I remember some of the places she writes about. "

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About the Author
Author Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction. 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 nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.