Indemnity Only

Indemnity Only

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Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzlingnbsp;nbsp;summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble isnbsp;nbsp;Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty.nbsp;nbsp;Her client says he's the prominent banker, Johnnbsp;nbsp;Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his son'snbsp;nbsp;girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that'snbsp;nbsp;not her real name. V.I.'s search turns up someonenbsp;nbsp;soon enough -- the real John Thayer's son, andnbsp;nbsp;he's dead. Who's V.I.'s client? Why has she beennbsp;nbsp;set up and sent out on a wild-goose chase? By thenbsp;nbsp;time she's got it figured, things are hotter --nbsp;nbsp;and deadlier -- than Chicago in July. V.I.'s in anbsp;nbsp;desperate race against time. At stake: a youngnbsp;nbsp;woman's life.
ISBN: 9780440210696
0440210690

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Vincent T Lombardo Feb 24, 2015

In a Note to the edition that I read, Paretsky wrote that some publishers rejected this book because it was too talky and had wooden characters. I completely agree. I found the protagonist to be loquacious, did not empathize with a single character, and thought the plot tedious. Maybe Paretsky has learned some lessons since this book and her other novels are better, but I do not intend to take the time to find out.

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blossom21
Jun 13, 2012

The first V.I Warshawski mystery and a good one that made me a fan.

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lwarman
Feb 09, 2010

As you might expect from a first novel, it has some weaknesses. But it is still an entertaining read and essential for any V.I. fan.

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