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Fallout
by Sara Paretsky


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LEE CHILD says she's "a genius."

P.D. JAMES called her "the most remarkable" of today's suspense writers.

STIEG LARSSON loved her work so much, he named her in his novels.

And now SARA PARETSKY returns with the most extraordinary novel of her legendary career: FALLOUT Read more...


 
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Overview

LEE CHILD says she's "a genius."

P.D. JAMES called her "the most remarkable" of today's suspense writers.

STIEG LARSSON loved her work so much, he named her in his novels.

And now SARA PARETSKY returns with the most extraordinary novel of her legendary career: FALLOUT.

Before there was Lisbeth Salander, before there was Stephanie Plum, there was V.I. WARSHAWSKI. To her parents, she's Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she's Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she's V.I. And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago... and into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star.

Accompanied by her dog, V.I. tracks her quarry through a university town, across fields where missile silos once flourished -- and into a past riven by long-simmering racial tensions, a past that holds the key to the crimes of the present. But as the mysteries stack up, so does the body count. And in this, her toughest case, not even V.I. is safe.

Exciting and provocative, fiercely intelligent and witty, FALLOUT is reading at its most enjoyable and powerful.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062435842
  • ISBN-10: 0062435841
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 448
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

Series: V.I. Warshawski Novels

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Suspense
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-02-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

In MWA Grand Master Paretskys intriguing, if flawed, 19th V.I. Warshawski novel (after 2015s Brushback), the Chicago PI looks into the disappearance of August Veriden, a quiet young man with dreams of working behind the camera. She learns that August became enamored of Emerald Ferring, a black actress well known in her community but little known to white people. With some cajoling, Warshawski persuades Emeralds close friends to let her follow August and Emeralds path to the University of Kansas in Lawrence, where Emerald was once a student and August was planning to film a documentary about her. On arrival in Lawrence, the detective is welcomed with less-than-open arms. Unfortunately, Paretsky loses the Emerald thread midway as Warshawski becomes entangled in small-town politics, particularly those involving the mentally ill daughter of an eminent scientist and the towns history as a spot for anti-nuke protests in the 1980s. Sharply drawn characters partly compensate for a plot thats fascinating when it stays on track but too often meanders. Agent: Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Agency. (Apr.)

 
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