Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky
(V.I. Warshawski Novels)

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A conscience can weigh a PI down more than the heaviest firearm—and get her into more trouble too. It’s that nagging conscience that makes V. I. Warshawski agree to fill in as coach for the girls’ basketball team at her South Chicago alma mater—which in turn leads her to the headquarters of By-Smart, the global retail empire where V. I. hopes to get some desperately needed funds for the struggling squad. But conscience seems to be in short supply at By-Smart… with the exception of Billy Bysen, the earnest teenage grandson of the chain’s gruff, tightfisted founder. And when Billy disappears—along with a mysterious document much desired by By-Smart’s management team—V. I. is hurled onto a twisted, body-strewn path that runs through Chicago’s dirtiest places and reveals some of its dirtiest secrets.…


 

About Sara Paretsky

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SARA PARETSKY is the author of fifteen previous books, including twelve V. I. Warshawski novels. Her many awards include the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers' Association. She lives in Chicago.
 
Published July 5, 2006 by Signet. 428 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Action & Adventure, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Still, when her cancer-stricken former coach Mary Ann McFarlane asks Vic to take over, she can hardly say no, and soon she’s in way over her head, practicing the fast break while keeping the girls from rumbling and helping guard Josie Dorrado’s mother Rose find out why someone is sabotaging the F...

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Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky 416pp, Hodder & Stoughton, £12.99 It's been three years since we last heard from VI Warshawski, and my goodness, have things changed for our friend!

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The mother of a high school basketball player also hires Vic to investigate sabotage at the flag factory where she works—an investigation cut short when the factory blows up before Vic's eyes.

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The pastor Robert Andres, who preaches at Rose's church, was at Fly the Flag when V.I.

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Reviewing the Evidence

In more than 15 years, Sara Paretsky hasn't written a weak book -- and she's not about to start now.

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Vic hopes to find the teens before they get into trouble and also uncover who blew up the plant killing someone she knows while recovering from injuries and finally coaching teen basketball.

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