I really like V.I. she always seems to be able to get herself into and out of trouble. I can see how this book would be a good start for other women slueths and women writers as well. It must be the gut feelings they always seem to have.
This was probably the best V.I. Warshawski book that I have read. She falls in love with a doctor but she soon starts to think he may have been the reason for the death of a young soon-to-be mother. She has to go through a lot of emotional defeats with her friends before she finds out if she can trust her doctor or not.
This is the fourth in the series about VI Warshawski, a tough Chicago based female detective. She has baggage of her own, growing up with a father who was a cop, and losing her beloved mother too soon. VI is a brash, assertive detective.
From the book cover:
"Private eye V.I. Warshawski has reluctantly agreed to drive her young friend Consuelo Alvarado, sixteen and pregnant, and Consuelo's punk husband, Fabiano, to a job interview. Withough the escort, Fabiano probably wouldn't go.
Then Consuelo goes into premature labor and V.I. must rush her to a nearby hospital. Consuelo and her baby do not survive. V.I. observed how slowly the emergency room staff went to Consuelo's aid. Is it malpractice?
The question has no sooner occurred to her than she learns that Consuelo's doctor has been brutally murdered. So V.I. finds herself on an investigation that will leave her with her apartment ransacked, her face slashed, and her sympathies pulled in too many directions. At least her shrewd instincts are still intact."
Good, fast-paced read.