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

Hard Time (V.I. Warshawski, Bk 9)
Hard Time - V.I. Warshawski, Bk 9
Author: Sara Paretsky
ISBN-13: 9780440224709
ISBN-10: 0440224705
Publication Date: 9/12/2000
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 110 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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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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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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Sara Paretsky and her Warshawski, P.I., mysteries are a good read!
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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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I loved this book! Shirley
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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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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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9 in series
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V. I. warshawski is back. In a crowded field of female detetives, she rules.
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"In a crowed field of female detectives - V.I. Warshawski Rules! "
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Great Book!
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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.