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Indemnity Only (V.I. Warshawski Novels)

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Publisher Comments:

In this gripping adventure, the first V.I. Warshawski mystery, America's top private eye is tossed into dangerous adventure when a seemingly straightforward assignment becomes complicated and deadly.

Hired by a man who calls himself John Thayer, V. I.'s assignment is to find Thayer's son Peter's missing girlfriend. But when V.I. finds young Peter's dead body instead, her client disappears. Her efforts to track down her client and learn his true identity take her deep into a labyrinth of fraud and violence.

By the time V.I. figures out the answers she is in a race to find the missing young woman — before the murderers do.

Review:

"The Chicago writer whose name always makes the top of the list when people talk about the new female operatives." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Not since crime-fiction masters Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammet has a mystery writer integrated a character and an environment so seamlessly, to such telling, vibrant effect." Chicago magazine

Review:

"Paretsky is a smooth writer and a funny woman, good at evoking seedy urban environments and taking wry potshots at middle-class aspirations....[She] has created a scrappy, entertaining, idiosyncratic fictional character who is a woman, so hooray for her!" San Jose Mercury-News

Synopsis:

America's "most convincing and engaging" (Entertainment Weekly) female private-eye, V.I. Warshawski, is looking for a missing coed, but finds a large scam involving big business executives, notorious underworld figures and murder.I. Warshawski novel.

Synopsis:

Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling  summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is  Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty.  Her client says he's the prominent banker, John  Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his son's  girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that's  not her real name. V.I.'s search turns up someone  soon enough — the real John Thayer's son, and  he's dead. Who's V.I.'s client? Why has she been  set up and sent out on a wild-goose chase? By the  time she's got it figured, things are hotter --  and deadlier — than Chicago in July. V.I.'s in a  desperate race against time. At stake: a young  woman's life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440210696
Author:
Paretsky, Sara
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Author:
Paretsky, Sara
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Warshawski, v. i. (fictitious character)
Subject:
Warshawski, V. I.
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
V.I. Warshawski Novels (Paperback)
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
June 1991
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.12x4.36x.92 in. .36 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Dell Publishing Company - English 9780440210696 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Chicago writer whose name always makes the top of the list when people talk about the new female operatives."
"Review" by , "Not since crime-fiction masters Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammet has a mystery writer integrated a character and an environment so seamlessly, to such telling, vibrant effect." Chicago magazine
"Review" by , "Paretsky is a smooth writer and a funny woman, good at evoking seedy urban environments and taking wry potshots at middle-class aspirations....[She] has created a scrappy, entertaining, idiosyncratic fictional character who is a woman, so hooray for her!"
"Synopsis" by , America's "most convincing and engaging" (Entertainment Weekly) female private-eye, V.I. Warshawski, is looking for a missing coed, but finds a large scam involving big business executives, notorious underworld figures and murder.I. Warshawski novel.
"Synopsis" by , Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling  summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is  Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty.  Her client says he's the prominent banker, John  Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his son's  girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that's  not her real name. V.I.'s search turns up someone  soon enough — the real John Thayer's son, and  he's dead. Who's V.I.'s client? Why has she been  set up and sent out on a wild-goose chase? By the  time she's got it figured, things are hotter --  and deadlier — than Chicago in July. V.I.'s in a  desperate race against time. At stake: a young  woman's life.
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