Book Reviews of Hard Time (V.I. Warshawski, Bk 9) (Large Print)

Hard Time (V.I. Warshawski, Bk 9) (Large Print)
Hard Time - V.I. Warshawski, Bk 9 - Large Print
Author: Sara Paretsky
ISBN-13: 9780375707803
ISBN-10: 0375707808
Publication Date: 9/12/2000
Pages: 656
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Book Type: Paperback
Large Print: Yes
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good read. its the first ive read in this series but it made me want to read the others, that speaks for itself.
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The best female first-person mystery series IS the V.I. Warshawski series!!!
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V.I. unravels the mystery of a battered and discarded woman, she moves through circles of the rich and the troubled. Good book
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Possibly the best of Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski novels. The veteran Chicago P.I. finds herself in prison, and turns down her attorney's offer to make bail, so that she can find out what truly happened to a former inmate who died from a beating after "escaping." This book will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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V.I. Warshawski exposes dark hidden truths behind the razzle-dazzle of the entertainment indusstry...and suddenly V.I. finds herself playing a game that she can only win by staying alive.
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In this one a large entertainment company wants to "buy Vick out"...as much as she could use the money, you know che will want to get to the bottem...
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This is the ninth edition to the VI Warshawski books. Her old friend is involved in the life of a new tennis star, Lacey Dowell. Vic is returning from a visit with them when she almost hits a woman lying in the road. After a slimy cop tries to pin a hit and run on her, Vic tries to get to the bottom of it. A windy path leads from the ER to the state prison when the victim once stayed. Throw in the mix her old friend Murray Ryerson, who has a new TV news show and things are bound to get messy. When Vic goes undercover, no one is quite sure if she will escape alive.
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This is the ninth edition to the VI Warshawski books. Her old friend is involved in the life of a new tennis star, Lacey Dowell. Vic is returning from a visit with them when she almost hits a woman lying in the road. After a slimy cop tries to pin a hit and run on her, Vic tries to get to the bottom of it. A windy path leads from the ER to the state prison when the victim once stayed. Throw in the mix her old friend Murray Ryerson, who has a new TV news show and things are bound to get messy. When Vic goes undercover, no one is quite sure if she will escape alive.
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I've resisted posting my collection of VI Warshawski books but it is time to clear off the bookshelves. Sara Paretsky has developed on of the finest female private investigators in contemporary fiction. If you are looking for a great series, featuring a flawed human being, this one is for you. This story takes the detective from the wealthy enclaves of Chicago to a the world of prison life. I am sad to see these stories end and take my time as I near the last few pages. I usually wind up pulling a late night with one of these novels. Hope you do too!
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Early VI Warshawski mystery. I'm a big fan of this series.
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Another Paretsky's writings... very good
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one of the better P.I.'s out there.. a good read
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I found this mystery quite harrowing to read. V I, a tough private detective from Chicago, finds herself quite by accident involved in an apparent hit-and-run death. From the very beginning, threats emerge from the very sources that should be the safest, especially the law enforcement agencies.

The plot stretches credulity but keeps the tension going. I personally find it a bit too much for a cozy-mystery type like myself, butI'm saying "love it" because it is so well done.
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This is the ninth edition to the VI Warshawski books. Her old friend is involved in the life of a new tennis star, Lacey Dowell. Vic is returning from a visit with them when she almost hits a woman lying in the road. After a slimy cop tries to pin a hit and run on her, Vic tries to get to the bottom of it. A windy path leads from the ER to the state prison when the victim once stayed. Throw in the mix her old friend Murray Ryerson, who has a new TV news show and things are bound to get messy. When Vic goes undercover, no one is quite sure if she will escape alive.
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V. I. Warshawsky moves through the lowest and highest layers of Chicago society in this great addition to the series. The Chicago Tribune says "When it comes to creating character, evoking place, and writing crackling and convincing dialogue, Sara Paretsky has no peer -- and Hard Time proves it once again."
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A good female private-eye book
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I loved this book! Shirley
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Good book as all Sara's book have been
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This is the ninth edition to the VI Warshawski books. Her old friend is involved in the life of a new tennis star, Lacey Dowell. Vic is returning from a visit with them when she almost hits a woman lying in the road. After a slimy cop tries to pin a hit and run on her, Vic tries to get to the bottom of it. A windy path leads from the ER to the state prison when the victim once stayed. Throw in the mix her old friend Murray Ryerson, who has a new TV news show and things are bound to get messy. When Vic goes undercover, no one is quite sure if she will escape alive.
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I can't believe what happens in this book. It was intense and even better than most books. I felt so bad for VI and whoever else as had this happen to them. I won't give it away what did happen.
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Two women lives turn upside down after a terrible accident. One likes to drive to fast the other lying in the road dying of an agonizing death.
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excellent
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Sara Paretsky and her Warshawski, P.I., mysteries are a good read!
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great book excellent characters. good twist
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Great Book!
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"In a crowed field of female detectives - V.I. Warshawski Rules! "
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V. I. warshawski is back. In a crowded field of female detetives, she rules.
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9 in series
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In an instant,the lives of two women colided. One was behind the wheel of a Trans Am she liked to drive too fast.The other was lying in the road,dying an agonizing death.When Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski got out of her car to look at the woman she almost hit,she began a long,harrowing descent into a world of shadowy secrets and tangled lives-and into the darkest heart of her city.
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From the cover - In an instant, the lives of two women collided. One was behind the wheel of a Trans Am she liked to drive too fast. The other was lying in the road, dying an agonizing death. When Chicago private eye V.I. got out of her car to look at the woman she almost hit, she began a long, harrowing descent into a world of shadowy secrets and rangled lives - and into the darkest heart of the city.
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From cover:
Among the first, and perhaps the most compelling, female private investigators of contemporary fiction, Sara Paretsky's incomparable character V. I. Warshawski at last returns to the page in her first full-length appearance since 1994's Tunnel Vision. Hard Time is the work of a master--a riveting novel of suspense that is indisputably Paretsky's best V.I. Warshawski novel yet. Multimedia conglomerate Global Entertainment has purchased the Chicago Herald-Star, forcing the paper's staff to scramble to stay employed. Reporter Murray Ryerson, V.I.'s longtime friend and sometime rival, manages to reinvent himself as the host of a television show on Global's network.

On her way home from a party celebrating Murray's debut, V.I. almost runs over a woman lying in the street. Stopping to help, V.I. soon learns that her Good Samaritan act will drop her squarely in a boiling intrigue. In a case that forces her to go head-to-head with one of the world's largest providers of private security and prison services, a case that exposes dark hidden truths behind the razzle-dazzle of the entertainment industry, V.I. will be ahead of the game if she gets out alive.