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Body Work (V.I. Warshawski Novels)

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ISBN13: 9780451413086
ISBN10: 0451413083
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Dennis Lehane meets Smillas Sense of Snow: a big discovery in the world of female suspense, about an edgy young woman with the rare ability to withstand extreme conditions

Elisabeth Elos debut novel introduces Pirio Kasparov, a Boston-bred tough-talking girl with an acerbic wit and a moral compass that points due north.

When the fishing boat Pirio is on is rammed by a freighter, she finds herself abandoned in the North Atlantic. Somehow, she survives nearly four hours in the water before being rescued by the Coast Guard. But the boats owner and her professional fisherman friend, Ned, is not so lucky.

Compelled to look after Noah, the son of the late Ned and her alcoholic prep school friend, Thomasina, Pirio cant shake the lurking suspicion that the boats sinking—and Neds death—was no accident. Its a suspicion seconded by her deeply cynical, autocratic Russian father, who tells her that nothing is ever what it seems. Then the navy reaches out to her to participate in research on human survival in dangerously cold temperatures.

With the help of a curious journalist named Russell Parnell, Pirio begins unraveling a lethal plot involving the glacial whaling grounds off Baffin Island. In a narrow inlet in the arctic tundra, Pirio confronts her ultimate challenge: to trust herself. 

A gripping literary thriller, North of Boston combines the atmospheric chills of Jussi Adler-Olsen with the gritty mystery of Laura Lippman. And Pirio Kasparov is a gutsy, compellingly damaged heroine with many adventures ahead.

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The last thing V.I. Warshawski was expecting when she showed up at Chicago's Club Gouge was that she'd wind up cradling a dying performance artist in an alley. A PTSD-stricken soldier is presumed guilty of the murder, but it's up to V.I. to find out what kinds of shady activities are really happening at Club Gouge...

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Sara Paretsky is the author of sixteen books, including her renowned V. I. Warshawski novels. Her many awards include the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers' Association. She lives in Chicago.

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sharrona, November 20, 2012 (view all comments by sharrona)
Having followed the V. I. Warshawski stories for two decades, I looked forward to another visit with my Chicago "friend." Paretsky always shows me something about Chicago (and sometimes about life) that I didn't know, and BODY WORK is no exception. The complex plot provokes thought about Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome in Iraq war veterans, violence against family, different family dynamics in different sub-cultures, homophobia, and performance art. Despite this ambitious scope, the mystery plot was tight, well-told, and unfolded in a way that allowed the reader to make guesses, test them against the facts, and learn along with Vic. The denouement tied up all loose ends neatly.
However, there are a few things about this book that are a bit "off." As Vic storms into and through middle-age, she doesn't seem to have progressed, learned, matured in all the ways you might expect from her fast-paced, intense work and personal life. She hasn't changed and adapted as I would have expected. And there's that annoying little niece Petra, who serves no purpose in the stories except to annoy the reader.
Still a great read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451413086
Author:
Paretsky, Sara
Publisher:
Signet Book
Author:
Paretsky, Sara
Author:
Elo, Elisabeth
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
V.I. Warshawski Novel
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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The last thing V.I. Warshawski was expecting when she showed up at Chicago's Club Gouge was that she'd wind up cradling a dying performance artist in an alley. A PTSD-stricken soldier is presumed guilty of the murder, but it's up to V.I. to find out what kinds of shady activities are really happening at Club Gouge...

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