Blacklist : a V.I. Warshawski novel (eBook, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Blacklist : a V.I. Warshawski novel

Author: Sara Paretsky
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a story of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations-secrets political, social, sexual, financial: all of them with the power to kill. Eager for something physical to do in the spirit-exhausting wake of 9/11, V.I. accepts a request from an old client to check up on an empty family mansion; subsequently surprises an intruder in the dark; and, giving chase, topples into a pond. Grasping for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Paretsky, Sara.
Blacklist.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2003
(DLC) 2003043157
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Paretsky
OCLC Number: 1028867370
Description: 1 online resource (415 pages)
Responsibility: Sara Paretsky.
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This is a story of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations-secrets political, social, sexual, financial: all of them with the power to kill. Eager for something physical to do in the spirit-exhausting wake of 9/11, V.I. accepts a request from an old client to check up on an empty family mansion; subsequently surprises an intruder in the dark; and, giving chase, topples into a pond. Grasping for something to hold on to, her fingers close around a lifeless human hand. It is the body of a reporter who had been investigating events of forty-five years earlier, during the McCarthy era, and V.I.'s discovery quickly sucks her into the history of two great Chicago families-their fortunes intertwined by blood, sex, money, and the scandals that may or may not have resulted in murder all these years later. At the same time, she inadvertently becomes involved in the story of a missing Egyptian boy whose possible terrorist connections make him very much sought after by the government. As the two cases drive her forward-and then shockingly tumble together-she finds that wealth and privilege, too, bear a terrible price; and the past has no monopoly on patriotic scoundrels. Before everything is over, at least two more people will lie dead ... and V.I. might even be one of them. A novel as passionate, complex, and powerfully entertaining as its acclaimed heroine, Blacklist is a stunning achievement.

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