Fb2 Deadlock ePub

by Sara PARETSKY

Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Subcategory: Suspense and Thriller
Author: Sara PARETSKY
ISBN: 0575034106
ISBN13: 978-0575034105
Language: English
Publisher: Gollancz; First Edition edition (1984)
Pages: 256
Fb2 eBook: 1288 kb
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Author: Sara Paretsky.

Author: Sara Paretsky. When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom Warshawski drowns in Lake Michigan, his private-eye cousin, the intrepid . Warshawski, questions the accidental death report and rumors of suicide. Dodging attempts on her life with characteristic grit and humor, . wends her way through a maze of grain elevators and thousand-ton freighters, ruthless businessmen, and gorgeous ballerinas, to ferret out Boom Boom’s killers before they take her out of the picture – permanently.

Thi Book: Deadlock (VI Warshawski by Sara Paretsky. Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction. Paretsky was raised in Kansas, and graduated from the state university with a degree in political science

Thi Book: Deadlock (VI Warshawski by Sara Paretsky. Book 15/52 for the year. Paretsky was raised in Kansas, and graduated from the state university with a degree in political science. She did community service work on the south side of Chicago in 1966 and returned in 1968 to work there. She ultimately completed a P. in history at the University of Chicago, entitled The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New E Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction.

I reached Ajax Insurance headquarters in the south Loop a little after five-traffic had been heavy all the way into the city halanx of secretaries who pave . .

I reached Ajax Insurance headquarters in the south Loop a little after five-traffic had been heavy all the way into the city halanx of secretaries who pave the entrance to a CEO’s office, but I’d forgotten Ajax’s security system. Guards in the marble lobby of the sixty-story skyscraper demanded an employee identification card from me. I obviously didn’t have one. They wanted to know whom I was visiting-they would issue me a visitor’s pass if the person I wanted to see approved my visit

Sara Paretsky makes excellent use of local backgrounds in a carefully plotted tale of murder and great misdeeds in the world of Great Lakes cargo shipping.

Sara Paretsky makes excellent use of local backgrounds in a carefully plotted tale of murder and great misdeeds in the world of Great Lakes cargo shipping. Hard-boiled detective fiction. a swift-paced and engrossing read. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Slithers with suspense! -Chicago Sun-Times.

Deadlock, V I Warshawski’s second case, involves the huge Great Lakes shipping industry. Paretsky delivers solid Chicago atmospher. nd a knowledge of corporate crime worthy of Emma Lathem. 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. The scenes inside grain elevators rival Hitchcock’s effects in Vertigo.

Deadlock is a detective novel by Sara Paretsky told in the first person by private eye (Vic) V. I. Warshawski. Vic goes to the Chicago port to find out about her cousin Boom Boom's death. She believes that Boom Boom was killed. The police believe that this ex-Black Hawks hockey player died in an accident. Vic starts digging for motive and evidence. After two attempts on her life, she finally thinks she has the murder solved but needs strong evidence.

Warshawski knows her friend Consuelo's pregnancy is already risky-she's sixteen and diabetic. s efforts to provide Consuelo with proper care, both mother and daughter die in the local hospital. Warshawski begins an investigation of a three million dollar theft from a monastery, acid is thrown in her face, and she suspects she might be taking on the Vatican, the Mafia, and an international conglomerate.

Shipped from UK, please allow 10 to 21 business days for arrival. Very Good, signed book, Published by Gollancz 1984. 1st Edition. Signed by author to title page. Not pice-clipped, still has £9.95 original Victor Gollancz sticker to inside flap of front cover. Extremely nice condition throughout.
Comments to eBook Deadlock
I love Mercedes
It's been quite a few years since I last read a Sara Paretsky book but this second book in the series is a good reminder of why I like them. Besides being set in my hometown of Chicago, albeit the Chicago of the 1980s, it's a bit grittier than I'm used to. The sleuth, V.I. Warshawski is a lawyer turned private eye who, in this book, is investigating the death of her cousin, Boom Boom, a retired professional hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks, who fell or was pushed under a ship.

Her investigation ends up focusing on Great Lakes shipping, which included a lot of interesting information, along with a few shipping lines and the people who owned and ran these lines. Lots of disasters and catastrophes. Lots of driving around to locales I'm familiar with, in both the city and the suburbs.

Overall, I'd say I liked it but didn't love it. The plot was somewhat interesting, as were all the Great Lakes shipping aspects, though a bit slow at times. I had a bit of a tough time keeping the characters straight.

I liked this second book in the V.I. Warshawski series enough to read the 3rd book in the series.
Samulkis
Sara Paretsky, who began her writing career in the early 1980s, continues to impress readers of her particular genre -- Chicago crime solving by an energetic female detective. This book, as are her other books, are easy to read, replete with danger but with V. I Warshawski's commitment to solving a crime that often involves her friends, her neighborhood, or in the case of Deadlock, a close relative. Paretsky is very successful at description -- one can easily relate to her home, her friends and adversaries, and her personal challenges.
Joni_Dep
Ms Paretsky never fails to keep one in suspense. She creates well-developed characters come to life on the page and in our hearts. While V. I. Is never overly emotional she exhibits a depth of personality rarely seen in books about women detectives. The twists and turns in this book will keep one reading until the very end, even fitting it in during brief coffee breaks. It was hard to put down. Well done.
Ironfire
I love Sarah Paretsky. This book, along with Critical Mass, are my favorites. What I particularly liked about this book is the great background in shipping, and details about what it is like to take a huge 1000 foot vessel through a major canal off Lake Michigan
SadLendy
Most of the book was talking about grain ships and what all was on them. More then I ever wanted to know about grain ships. very boring & slow moving.
Ffrlel
This book told me rather more than I wanted to know about the workings of the shipping industry on the Great Lakes. But as usual, Vic is wonderfully capable and entertaining in her usual stubborn and iconoclastic way. I found her devotion to her dead cousin to be touching, because she's so alone in the world, except for her doctor friend.
Dodo
I am a old Peresky fan, who has rediscovered her. Maybe I read this book years ago, but it did not feel old or tired. It felt fresh and alive and just new. The characters were, as usual, well developed and believable. You felt a part of conversations. You liked the way she handled the "good" and "not so good" characters. Perestky knows how to weave the tale so that it is "just right." Interesting story line, great mystery
As always, a Sara Paretsky novel is a delight. V. I Warshaski , a private detective in Chicago , brings authenticity to the tale with her knowledge of locations and politics.
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