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Fire sale: V. I. Warshawski Series, Book 12

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The astonishing new V. I. Warshawski novel from one of America's foremost writers of crime fiction. 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 onfronting 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.
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"Takes off with a bang—literally...V. I. remains a paragon among PIs, and Fire Sale is one of Paretsky's best books yet."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A conscience can weigh a PI down more than the heaviest firearm—and get her into more trouble too. It's that nagging conscience that makes V. I. Warshawski agree to fill in as coach for the girls' basketball team at her South Chicago alma mater—which in turn leads her to the headquarters of By-Smart, the global retail empire where V. I. hopes to get some desperately needed funds for the struggling squad.
But conscience seems to be in short supply at By-Smart...with the exception of Billy Bysen, the earnest teenage grandson of the chain's gruff, tightfisted founder. And when Billy disappears—along with a mysterious document much desired by By-Smart's management team—V. I. is hurled onto a twisted, body-strewn path that runs through Chicago's dirtiest places and reveals some of its dirtiest secrets...
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American, Large type books, Warshawski, V. I. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Women private investigators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction
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title_full Fire Sale V. I. Warshawski Series, Book 12, Fire sale / Sara Paretsky, Fire sale [sound recording] / Sara Paretsky, Fire sale [text (large print)] / Sara Paretsky
title_short Fire sale
title_sub V. I. Warshawski Series, Book 12
topic_facet Audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, American, Fiction, Large type books, Mystery, Suspense, Warshawski, V. I. (Fictitious character), Women private investigators