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Author: Sara Paretsky; Sandra Burr
Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, ℗2005.
Series: V.I. Warshawski.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : English : AbridgedView all editions and formats
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"V. I. Warshawski may have left her old South Chicago neighborhood, but she learns that she cannot escape it. When V.I. takes over coaching duties of the girls' basketball team at her former high school, she faces an ill-equipped, ragtag group of gangbangers, fundamentalists, and teenage moms, who inevitably draw the detective into their family woes. Through young Josie Dorrado, V.I. meets the girl's mother, who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Paretsky; Sandra Burr
ISBN: 1596002980 9781596002982 1597373486 9781597373487
OCLC Number: 60802629
Notes: Compact disc.
"A V.I. Warshawski novel"--Container.
Performer(s): Read by Sandra Burr.
Description: 5 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: V.I. Warshawski.
Other Titles: Firesale
Responsibility: Sara Paretsky.

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"V. I. Warshawski may have left her old South Chicago neighborhood, but she learns that she cannot escape it. When V.I. takes over coaching duties of the girls' basketball team at her former high school, she faces an ill-equipped, ragtag group of gangbangers, fundamentalists, and teenage moms, who inevitably draw the detective into their family woes. Through young Josie Dorrado, V.I. meets the girl's mother, who voices her worries about sabotage in the little flag manufacturing plant where she works. The biggest employer on the South Side, discount-store behemoth By-Smart, pays even less, and Ms. Dorrado doesn't know how she'll support her four children if the flag plant shuts down. The elder Dorrado's fears are realized when the plant explodes; V.I. is injured and the owner is killed. As V.I. begins to investigate, she finds herself confronting the Bysen family, who own the By-Smart company. Founder William "Buffalo Bill" Bysen, now in his eighties, has four sons who quarrel with each other and with him; the oldest, "Young Mr. William," is close to sixty and furious that his father doesn't cede more power to him. And then, there's "Billy the Kid," Young Mr. William's nineteen-year-old son, whose Christian idealism puts him on a collision course with his father, his grandfather, and the company as a whole. When Billy runs away with Josie Dorrado, V.I. is squeezed between the needs of two very different families. As she tries to find the errant teenagers, and to track down a particularly cruel murderer, her own life is almost forfeit in the swamps that lie under the city of Chicago"--Publisher's web site.

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