Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski knows from the start that Consuelo Alvarado's baby is trouble. Consuelo is 16. Diabetic. And the daughter of a friend. When she goes into labor too early, even V. I.'s wild drive to get her to the hospital can't save either Consuelo or her child.
Soon V.I. is investigating possible malpractice at the emergency room - and falling for a doctor who works there. Mixing business and love is always bad medicine, but V.I. finds herself listening to her heart, not her head. And when a brutal murder and the violent destruction of a woman's clinic put her at the center of a very dirty conspiracy, justice may be the only remedy for a hurt that cuts deep...and chills right to the bone.
"Paretsky is still the best....She doesn't pull punches." (The Washington Post Book World)
"The plot [is] fast moving, the dialogue snappy, the premise for murder persuasive. This novel hasn't a single snag in its springs." (Chicago Sun-Times)
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NOT THAT GOOD
Stick to just a few storylines and make them less tedious. It took forever to finish this book.
Not a whole lot was interesting. It starts to get interesting then there's too much melodrama in the reading. Whining more than usua in this onel.
The reader gets too melodramatic in parts. This totally detracts from the story. (When you could find the story.) That whole macho chic thing isn't working.
Yes, rethink buying several books in a series I know nothing about. It was foolish of me. The story kept dragging along to the point that I didn't realize that I started the next book #5 and still didn't know what happened in #4. #5 may be my last from this author and reader.
- M. Giorgi "Tiger Rose"