The Chicago Black Hawks' Boom Boom Warshawski had been a legend
own time. Over a thousand people attended his funeral, sad and sorry to hear he'd slipped off the wharf and drowned. The police are all too happy to call it an accident., And they don't like the idea of Boom Booms cousin, private investigator V.I. Warshawski, sticking her female nose in an obvious open-and shut case.
But between attempts on her life and shots of Scotch, the intrepid , witty Warshawski winds her way through a maze of grain elevators and thousand-ton freighters,, suspicious business men and gorgeous ballerinas She's hot on a trail that will tell whether she's taken the whoel thing tooo personally or her beloved Boom Boom has really been murdured.