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Body Work by Sara Paretsky
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Sep 13, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: my-5-star-reads
Read in September, 2010

Ms. Paretsky's writing gets stronger and stronger with each book she writes. She writes books with very tight plots, great characterizations and complicated mysteries, while at the same time she uses this medium to champion some of her more cherished causes. This book delivers all of that with a bang. V I is drawn into a murder investigation when a girl dies in her arms near a nightclub. Once she starts to try to find out what caused everything Vic encounters a very scary mob guy, a very greedy company and a coverup that ricochets right from Chicago all the way to Afghanistan. It takes almost everything that she has to try to resolve this one and to help two families who have been going through hell due to corporate greed. This is a long and complex book that touches on many issues, but Vic does triumph in the end with the help of her curmudgeonly neighbour Mr. Contreras, her zany niece Petra, her two Golden Retrievers and some much needed help from some very likable ex-marines.

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