The first V.I. Warshawski novel! • “[V.I. Warshawski] is . . . wonderful company and a rich discovery awaiting those who have yet to meet her.”—Los Angeles Times
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.
About the Author
Sara Paretsky is the author of many novels, including her V. I. Warshawski series, which began with Indemnity Only. She lives in Chicago.
Praise for Sara Paretsky and Her Detective Series Featuring V.I. Warshawski
“The best on the beat? V.I. Warshawski [is] the top of the line.”—Chicago Tribune
“Who is America’s most convincing and engaging professional female private eye? V.I. Warshawski, the star of Sara Paretsky’s series about white-collar crime and wall-to-wall corruption in Chicago, now clearly leads the growing field.”—Entertainment Weekly
“What really continues to amaze and impress about this series is V.I. herself, undoubtedly one of the best-written characters in mystery fiction.”—The Baltimore Sun
“Parentsky’s work does more than turn a genre upside down: Her books are beautifully paced and plotted. . . . The dialogue is fresh and smart.”—Newsweek