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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2010 Sara Paretsky (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"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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5 out of 5 stars
By Ronald A Schrader on 06-17-18

Awesome as always!

I love V. I. 's dry sense of humor. I laugh out loud even alone!

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5 out of 5 stars
By historian on 08-06-17

another great story

loved it loved loved it!!!! as always a great book to listen to while on the road.

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