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Killing Orders: V.I. Warshawski 3 (The V.I. Warshawski Series) [Kindle Edition]

Sara Paretsky
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Three million dollars in share certificates have been stolen from a Dominican priory, and VI Warshawski doesn’t want to find out why.

Aust Rosa, the priory’s treasurer, wants her on the case, and VI has never forgiven Rosa for something she did a long time ago. But VI changes her mind and the case changes its course when she visits the priory. Suddenly everyone – her aunt, the FBI, and a mysterious phone caller threatening to pour acid on VI’s beautiful eyes – tells her to let sleeping dogs lie. Then one of VI’s dearest friends is murdered…

With her customary skill and with the help of a few stiff drinks, VI plunges into the affair. She needs all her wit, ingenuity and femininity, as well as her gun-handling and karate-chopping skills.

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    The feisty, tough and shrewd heroine appears in her third adventure in the V.I. Warshawski series, from one of America's greatest female crime writers.

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 338 KB
    • Print Length: 340 pages
    • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (2 Oct. 2008)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0340935146
    • ISBN-13: 978-0340935149
    • ASIN: B002V091FM
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,885 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    More About the Author

    Sara Paretsky is the author of nineteen books, including sixteen V.I. Warshawski novels. She was named 2011 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and is the winner of many awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers' Association and the CWA Gold Dagger for BLACKLIST.

    Visit Sara's website,, find her on Facebook,, and follow her on Twitter @Sara1982P.

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    5.0 out of 5 stars Another good read from Sara Paretsky 8 Mar. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    This was a very good read, I just could not put the story down.. I always enjoy the V.I. tales and this was a good as all the rest of the books, fast action, a real female hero who can deal with the bad guys the way I would like to be able to. A really good read. I do hope there are some of her books that I have not read yet because she really keeps up her very high standard.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging 12 May 2015
    By Ted Bun
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    Working my through the cannon ... another worth reading book... even if the entire plot is outside my experience as a non-catholic non-Chicago resident Sara Paretsky managed to engage my interest from beginning to the end.
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    7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars V.I. Warshawski and a family obligation 4 Jan. 2010
    By Sol
    V.I gets called in by her aunt (on her mother's side#, who wants her to clear her name from the suspicion of stealing from her workplace, a cloister, by swapping stock worth millions with fake ones.
    V.I., at her best when driven by feelings of obligation and guilt - to family or friends who make demands on her loyalty, refuses to let go of the case even when Aunt Rosa tells her to back down.
    Why does Rosa hate her mother - and thereby V.I. herself - so much? Why did Rosa suddenly change her mind about the case? Did someone pressure her #anyone who can pressure Rosa to do anything must have some powerful bargaining cards...)
    And does the murder of an old friend of V.I. have anything to do with the case? The friend's grieving parents put additional pressure on V.I's fine-tuned sense of guilt.
    And oh - Lotty's charming uncle Stefan shows up. And gets hurt. More guilt for V.I, more anger from Lotty, as V.I. unravels family secrets both her own and others.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping to the end. 25 April 2015
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    Well plotted and kept me turning the pages. The plot would have seemed highly unlikely not so many years ago, but is remarkably perceptive and (sadly) doesn't seem at all far fetched today.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars just great! 15 Sept. 2013
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    Just a great book... The plot, the characters and even the background are very well put together and most enjoyable... Will now search for a follow up book by same author!
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Another in the series 22 Mar. 2014
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    Not quite as good as her usual books (in my opinion)
    I am usually rivetted by her heroine's actions and motivations but just couldn't get into this one.
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