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Deadlock: A V. I. Warshawski Novel (Mass Market)

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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

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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780440213321
ISBN-10: 0440213320
Publisher: Dell
Publication Date: March 2nd, 1992
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: V. I. Warshawski

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