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Blood Shot (V.I. Warshawski Novels) Audio CD – Audiobook, 14 Aug 2012

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Corporation; Unabridged edition (14 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455876925
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455876921
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.9 x 14 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,098,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" The best boldest work to date...A criminal investigation that is a genuine heroic quest." --"The New York Times Book Review."

"The best boldest work to date...A criminal investigation that is a genuine heroic quest." --"The New York Times Book Review".

"The best boldest work todate...A criminal investigation that is a genuine heroicquest." --"The New York Times BookReview."" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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V.I. Warshawski isn't crazy about going back to her old south Chicago neighborhood, but a promise is something she always keeps. Caroline, a childhood friend, has a dying mother and a problem -- after twenty-five years she wants V.I. to find the father she never knew. But when V.I. starts probing into the past, she not only finds out where all the bodies are buried -- she stumbles onto a very new corpse. Now she's stirring up a deadly mix of big business and chemical corruption that may become a toxic shock to a snooper who knows too much. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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By A Customer on 18 Nov. 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I was confused when I saw the title 'Blood Shot', I thought that I had missed a V I !!! But, on reading the synopsis I realised that it had already been published as Toxic Shock...and very good it was too. Paretsky keeps you hooked till the very end.
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This book arrived in good condition and quickly. All that I asked for. I don't think that I would read any more by this author! though I do understand it was one of her earlier books and friends have recommended them to me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An exciting intro to VI 13 May 2001
By Christina P. Branson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This was the first VI Warshawski book I ever read, and it did an excellent job of whetting my appetite for more. I think Paretsky did an excellent job of drawing me into VI's world, which is rich with unique characters. VI comes across as individualistic and principled, and I like how Paretsky resisted cliché temptation on several counts: the complex issue of chemical responsibility is not wrapped up in a tidy bundle by the end of the book, and there is no "obligatory sex scene." Not that sex scenes don't have their places, but I just hate it when I'm reading along and I can almost hear the agent say, "Okay, author, you need to steam this up a bit right here if you want to sell this book." In this story, VI is all business, which is a delightful change of pace.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blood Shot is another example of Paretsky's honesty 24 Feb. 2000
By Francesca Pieraccini - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Sara Paretsky's writing has its faults and its biases, but I enjoy her Warshawski novels for their honesty, the uniqueness of her detective, and the warmth of some of her characters, like the older neighbor Sal Contreras. I don't think V.I. is in the least like Kinsey Milhone, in fact, she is more like Sam Spade, and I appreciate her for it. The Warshawski novels get progressively better, with Killing Orders as the worst, for its hints of bigotry, and Guardian Angel as the best, for its humanity. Deadlock is another favorite of mine, for the characters and the tremendous writing of the shipping business and the shipping catastrophe. V.I. is unique, and I cannot get enough of her.
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5.0 out of 5 stars layers of mystery and suspense 4 Aug. 2013
By SUEDAVE - Published on Amazon.com
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This many layered book has plots and sub plots. It has great characters and is a great read ...summer or winter it will keep you on your toes!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 3 Mar. 2013
By Bonny - Published on Amazon.com
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I love that V.I. Warshawski is a strong woman and takes no crap from men. The storyline was good also.
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2.0 out of 5 stars VI begins to pall 17 Nov. 2015
By Jeremy Minns - Published on Amazon.com
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I came to Sara Paretsky as a result of a recent profile that appeared in the Guardian. It described her private investigator, V.I. Warshawski, and mentioned Paretsky's autobiographical 'Writing in an Age of Silence'. I was impressed and bought the autobiography and the first of the VIW series, both of which I much enjoyed. I have never been to Chicago but I now feel that I know it well. VI was a refreshing change from the usual run of investigators. However, after reading five of the VIW books they have begun to pall and become repetitive. We are told in detail everything that VI eats, drinks and wears and we follow her through the Chicago traffic for hours on end. Her office or apartment is broken into and trashed in every book. A friend, parent or associate is murdered in every book. She regularly treats her dead father's policeman colleague like an idiot and her beloved friend Lotty is always around to fold her in a loving embrace. Crime novels require a suspension of belief but Paretsky takes this to mind-boggling extremes. VI beats up thugs and is beaten herself but in a day or two she's out running again. The bad guys all come to a sticky end - often gunned down by VI - and the medium bad guys conveniently commit suicide. The incredible finally reached its limit at the end of Blood Shot when VI persuaded an old lady, whom she had met a couple of times, to put her dinghy on top of VI's car, drive to the docks, lower the dinghy into the water from a cement barge and then row with VI at night for half a mile to the bad guys. The old lady 'felt her way cat-footed in the dark' and then, when the action started, the two women 'rolled behind the nearest vat'. Good going for a 79 year old!
I shall probably read one of Paretsky's later VI books to see whether she has any new ideas but I am not very hopeful.
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