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Deadlock

Deadlock

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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 2nd October 2008

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781844568505

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>