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Hardball (V.I. Warshawski Novel) [Sara Paretsky] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hired to track down a man who has been missing for. V.I. Warshawski is back, as cranky and committed as ever. And author Sara Paretsky has a few pet peeves and projects of her own. Photo: Steven E. Gross. Review: “Hardball” by Sara Paretsky. Amy GutmanSpecial to the Tribune. Just back from an Italian vacation, a chastened but still intrepid wki soon.

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Sep 29, Jill rated it liked it.

Centered on an annoyingly spoiled niece, an unbelievable election campaign, and family drama, this book bordered on the tedious but managed to squeak by in the end due to my appreciation of strong female characters. Evidence links her beloved cop father to a cover-up of police torture. Sep 25, Pam Engman rated it liked it.

Hrdball missing persons – one that lawyer and private investigator V. The two plot lines, of course, seem completely different. hardbwll

Warshawski is back, as cranky and committed as ever. Sep 30, Joyce rated it really liked it.

Review: “Hardball” by Sara Paretsky

Contretas, the old lady trying to find her nephew on her death bed Miss Claudia, among other lively characters! It seems too hard to be true, but sometimes people are pushed to the limits.

But Paretsky is concerned that the pendulum has swung back the other way.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A young cousin whom she’s never met arrives from Kansas City to work on a political campaign; a nun who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. If social issues are mentioned they are always seen from a progressive point of view. Author Sara Paretsky has a talent for character building using the sparse prose of the crime writer, and her Warshawski is consistently interesting for being both tough and feminine, and adept at using her ability to put others off their ease to get unwilling subjects to reveal information.


Hradball arrested a aara man for murder and tortured him to get an arrest. I love her, but she makes me feel a little guilty. So it is with people, so it is with Chicago and cities like them.

I would say there is more personal information in Hardball than in previous books. However, I did feel that the pace of the book was a little slow. Some nice Chicago detail. Steven was tortured into confessing; the mounting evidence suggests that it was not he who was the murderer and that the missing Lamont must have known who the killer was. Another audio book in the bag—this was a V.

There are, after all, 7 billion people.

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Contreras is infatuated with. So our fearless hot tempered detective has to find out what happened to her as well, and it turns out to be complicated and intertwine This novel has a hareball setting with flashbacks to Chicago during the civil rights movement in the s. Warshawski is back for another adventure in Hardball by Sara Paretsky. Am I up for it?

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Mar 24, James Thane rated it liked it Shelves: Oct 22, Vi Elsey rated it really liked it. About the same time, a young cousin named Petra shows up. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Dara novel started off a little slow for my tasting but once you got the background stuff out of the way, it got really interesting. Readers who persevere through that interminable first-half flashback will be rewarded with the tremendous momentum of the second half. These people are breathing.

Oct 25, Steven Peterson rated it it was amazing. She ultimately completed a Ph. The same thing with books. Chicago private investigator V.

After that, it seemed natural to bring out her red wineglasses and toast her memory, and exchange our life stories, and, finally, to lie together on the living room rug while Mozart and my mother filled the room. Wonderful protagonist and a strong writer who doesn’t mail it in just because she has a successful franchise.

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But this whole thing is just plodding along for me. All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Sara Paretsky’s 14th novel is possibly her best yet.