V.I. Warshawski 18
By Sara Paretsky
V I Warshawski is out on her own in this new crime novel by the bestselling author who defined the female PI sub-genre.
V.I. Warshawski's impossible god-daughter Bernie convinces her to look for August, a young film-maker who has disappeared. The evidence indicates that he has gone to Kansas in the company of Emerald, an older black movie actress who wants to film the story of her life. Her search takes V.I. from the military base Emerald was born on, to the farm where she grew up outside a university town, ploughing up past and present-day secrets as she goes.
What is happening at the former nuclear missile site next door to the farm? What happened at the site in 1983, when students tried to stage their own version of Greenham Common? Everywhere V.I. turns she seems to be finding more trouble - with not a sign of August and Emerald. And then trouble turns to death...
Sara Paretsky is the author of twenty-one books, including eighteen V.I. Warshawski novels. She was named 2011 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and is the winner of many awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers' Association and the CWA Gold Dagger for BLACKLIST.
Visit Sara's website, www.saraparetsky.com, find her on Facebook, www.facebook.com/SaraParetsky, and follow her on Twitter @Sara1982P.
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20 Apr 2017
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Hodder & Stoughton
V.I. Warshawski is the perfect heroine . . . What [Paretsky] brings to the classic private-eye novel is something entirely original; a dry crackle of wit and a deep emotional sympathy with her characters — The Sunday Times
Fallout is the best yet in one of our genre's crucial, solid-gold, best-ever series. Paretsky is a genius, and she's never afraid to dig a little deeper — Lee Child
Simply superb! As a fan of V.I. Warshawski from the very beginning, I can say without doubt that FALLOUT finds both author and protagonist at the top of their games — Jeffery Deaver
V. I. Warshawski is one of my all-time favorite investigators. Doesn't get any better than this! — Lisa Gardner
An astonishing tour de force - thrilling, moving, illuminating - from an author of matchless intelligence, craft, and power. This is why Sara Paretsky reigns as one of the all-time greats — Karin Slaughter