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Rattling good yarn,
This review is from: Hard Time (Paperback)
Sarah Paretsky pulls out all the stops in this quick paced crime novel. While it's an effective indictment of the worst aspects of the US criminal justice system, and of the interface between the media, business and politics, the increasing politicisation of Paretsky's books means that there is less of a focus on VI the character and more on VI the social reformer harried by the establishment.
It's still a great page turner and VI herself remains an attractive if odd PI. Recommended for aficionados of US hard-boiled crime stories; not for Republican fans of George W.