Bitter Medicine : A V.I. Warshawski Novel, Paperback

Bitter Medicine : A V.I. Warshawski Novel Paperback

Part of the V.I. Warshawski series

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)

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Consuelo is sixteen, heavily pregnant and married to an unemployed gangster.

The last thing she needs is a negligent doctor. When she is rushed into the Friendship private hospital, the staff are reluctant to treat her.

Fortunately she has Vic Warshawski, family friend and ex-lawyer, with her. But Consuelo and her baby are the tragic victims of a system so corrupt that it pays her husband to keep quiet.

Anyone who can discover anything about the unorthodox dealings of the Friendship is in danger. And Vic's investigations are just about to begin ...

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This is an earlier V.I. Warshawski novel, somewhat dated (mid 80's, I think), but most of the content is still relative to today. The storyline wasn't bad, but I have mixed feelings about the main character of Vic. I appreciate that she's supposed to be a tough female lead character, but I'd like to be able to see a little more of her inner character. My favorite thing about this series is that it's set in Chicago, and I can relate to the place names, locations, etc. I esp. love the references to the Cubs, and in this case, it was nice to flash back to a few 80's references from back in the day (this is showing my age, I guess). I question, however, the choice of having Donada Peters as the reader for this audiobook. While a very competent reader, her British accent didn't quite fit with the Chicago setting, and I was somewhat offended by her pronunciation of Harry "Caray" (w/ the emphasis on the 2nd syllable) on at least two occasions. Still, I've decided I enjoy Paretsky's novels enough to probably read some more if they happen my way.

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