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BLACKLIST by Sara Paretsky

First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author. This is a collectible book free from material defects. Jacket covering services are available for a small fee. 2003 NY: Penguin ISBN 9780399150852
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Every new Sara Paretsky novel is an event, the chance to reencounter her beloved heroine, V. I. Warshawski - "a private eye with the sharpest tongue and hardest head in Chicago" (The New York Times Book Review) - a cause for rejoicing. But Blacklist is something special.

This is a story of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations - secrets political, social, sexual, financial: all of them with the power to kill. Eager for something physical to do in the spirit-exhausting wake of 9/11, V.I. accepts a request from an old client to check up on an empty family mansion; subsequently surprises an intruder in the dark; and, giving chase, topples into a pond. Grasping for something to hold on to, her fingers close around a lifeless human hand.

It is the body of a reporter who had been investigating events of forty-five years earlier, during the McCarthy era, and V. I.'s discovery quickly sucks her into the history of two great Chicago families - their fortunes intertwined by blood, sex, money, and the scandals that may or may not have resulted in murder all these years later. At the same time, she inadvertently becomes involved in the story of a missing Egyptian boy whose possible terrorist connections make him very much sought after by the government. As the two cases drive her forward-and then shockingly tumble together, pushing her into situations more perilous than she could have imagined-she finds that wealth and privilege, too, bear a terrible price; and the past has no monopoly on patriotic scoundrels. Before everything is over, at least two more people will lie dead...and V.I. might even be one of them.

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5 of 5 Blacklist / Mystery May 26, 2010
Reviewer: M. CLEMENT from COLLEGE STATION, TX United States  
This is the first books I've read by Paretsky.  I understand that this book won a Dagger award.
Vicki is a fantastic character, a private eye in Chicago. Her lover, Morrell is in Afghanistan working, a roving reporter that risks his life for the best stories. Vicki also risks her life as she will take on investigations that even the police won't pursue. A very enjoyable and well-written suspenseful novel.

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