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When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom Warshawski slips off a wharf and drowns in Lake Michigan, his private-eye cousin questions the accidental death report and rumors of suicide. Armed with a bottle of Black Label and a Smith & Weson, V.I. follows a trail of violence and corruption to the center of the Windy City's powerful shipping industry. Dodging elaborate attempts on her life with characteristic grit and humor, the one-of-a-kind detective wends her way through a maze of grain elevators and thousand-ton freighters, ruthless businessmen and gorgeous ballerinas, to ferret out Boom Boom's killers before they phase her out of the picture--permanently.

Praise for Deadlock

"V.I. Warshawski is one of the best . . . smart, tough, sexy." -- Daily News (New York)

"Sara Paretsky makes excellent use of local backgrounds in a carefully plotted tale of murder and great misdeeds in the world of Great Lakes cargo shipping." -- Chicago Tribune

"Hard-boiled detective fiction . . . a swift-paced and engrossing read." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Slithers with suspense!" -- Chicago Sun-Times
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dell Pub., [2011]
ISBN: 9780307781284
Characteristics: 1 online resource (259 p.)


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Apr 27, 2019

Boring and uneventful. All the characters respond to Warshawski as though she is a real detective. I never liked her arrogance. Turned me off to further books about the character.

Jan 13, 2014

VI #2

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