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Deadlock

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781844568505

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 2nd October 2008

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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‘Who’re you working for then, Warshawski?’ ‘My cousin.’ ‘Boom Boom? He’s dead.’ ‘I know. That’s why I’m working for him.’

Deadlock, V.I. Warshawksi’s second case, involves the huge Great Lakes shipping industry. Once again the subject is murder-this time the ‘accidental death’ of Boom-Boom Warshawski, an ex-hockey star and V.I.’s beloved cousin, who fell-or was pushed-off a rain-slicked pier on Chicago’s busy waterfront. Convinced that Boom-Boom was in fact killed because of information he had uncovered about criminal doings on the shipping lines, V.I. begins a long and frustrating search for her cousin’s murderer. In the course of an investigation that takes her to a remote Canadian port city and a calamitous trip on a sabotaged freighter, V.I. finds all too many possible candidates for the killer, including a grain company executive involved in extortion; and rival heads of two shippers, one of whom is being blackmailed for his criminal past; a hockey player whose specialty is graft; and Boom-Boom’s lover, an icily beautiful dancer with expensive tastes in men and merchandise.

Reviews

Praise for Fire Sale, Warshawski's latest outing
:
How enjoyable to settle down with a new book by Sara Paretsky.
<i>Sunday Telegraph</i>
With the creation of V.I. Warshawski, Sara Paretsky did more than anyone to change the face of contemporary women's fiction.
<i>Express on Sunday</i>
Warshawski's darkest outing, with no sign that her creator is flagging. Paretsky has written a novel in which a great deal is stripped bare, including Warshawski's innermost anxieties about herself, producing a narrative as gripping as it is emotionally wrenching.
JOAN SMITH, <i>Sunday Times</i>