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Author: Sara Paretsky
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"New York Times-bestselling author Sara Paretsky's brilliant protagonist V.I. Warshawski returns in another hard-hitting entry, combining razor-sharp plotting and compelling characters with a heady mix of timely political and social themes. V.I. Warshawski's closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust. Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories, American
Suspense fiction, American
Mystery fiction
Suspense fiction
Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 9780399160561 0399160566
OCLC Number: 837144322
Notes: "A V.I. Warshawski novel"--Jacket.
Description: xiv, 465 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Vienna, 1913: And there was light --
1. Hell's kitchen --
2. Dog-tired --
3. Family portraits --
4. Martin's cave --
5. Computer games --
Austria, 1943: The mother's heart --
6. Arithmetic problems --
7. Rocket science --
8. Dinner with the King of Sweden --
9. Shadow of the thin man --
10. Impulse control --
11. Chemistry shop --
12. Don't do me any favors anymore --
13. The Dzornen effect --
Innsbruck, 1942: Pebbles in a bottomless well --
14. Eye on the prize --
15. The doctor's dilemma --
16. Source code --
17. V.I. can't turn tricks --
18. Diary of a cold warrior --
19. Bleeding out --
20. What did it all mean? --
Vienna, 1938: Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around --
21. Down on the farm --
22. The pits --
23. Trunk show --
24. Past due --
25. High sheriff and police, riding after me --
26. Midnight ride --
27. Derrick, King of the damned --
28. Duck and cover --
29. Night caller --
30. Playing dress-up --
31. Muscle car --
32. Chop shop --
33. Lap of electronics --
34. Gadget museum --
35. Phishing --
36. A childhood outing --
37. Nuclear umbrella --
38. Neighborhood gossip --
39. Byronic odes --
40. The Radetzky march --
41. Bird man of Hyde park --
42. Crash landing --
43. Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground --
44. Hyperlink --
45. Subterranean homesick blues --
46. The pit and the skeleton --
Nevada, 1953: The lost lover --
47. Where there's a will --
48. Ali Baba's cave --
Chicago, 1953: In the workshop --
49. Isaac Newton's Opticks --
50. Malware --
51. Power down --
52. Virtual reality --
Vienna, November 1941: Letter from America --
53. Killer app --
Chicago, 1953: Sacrificial lamb --
54. Late mail --
Tinney, Illinois: Finding the harmonies.
Responsibility: Sara Paretsky.
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"New York Times-bestselling author Sara Paretsky's brilliant protagonist V.I. Warshawski returns in another hard-hitting entry, combining razor-sharp plotting and compelling characters with a heady mix of timely political and social themes. V.I. Warshawski's closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust. Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. When Kitty's daughter finds her life is in danger, she calls Lotty, who, in turn, summons V.I. to help. The daughter's troubles turn out to be just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets, and silence, whose origins go back to the mad competition among America, Germany, Japan and England to develop the first atomic bomb. The secrets are old, but the people who continue to guard them today will not let go of them without a fight."--

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