Part of the V.I. Warshawski series
'Who're you working for then, Warshawski?' 'My cousin.' 'Boom Boom?
He's dead.' 'I know. That's why I'm working for him.' Boom Boom's body was found floating near the docks, chewed up and spat out by a ship's propeller.
More like brother and sister than cousins, Vic and Boom Boom looked out for each other.
Boom Boom grew up to be an ice hockey hero, and Vic a private eye. And now V.I. Warshawski would like to know how, exactly, her cousin died ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, n/a
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 04/10/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780340935132
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Review by riverwillow
I love the VI Warshawski novels and this one is no exception. VI's cousin Boom Boom has been found dead floating in the Chicago docks, VI believes he was murdered and sets out to find out why and how. This book was originally written in the 1980s and has dated a little, but VI is an engagingly driven character and the narrative skips along.
Review by edwardsgt
An enjoyable story revolving around shipping in the Great Lakes and rivalries between ship operators and the death of Warshawski's cousin Boom Boom, an ex-hockey pro, working in the shipping industry who falls off a dock and is killed. As usual "Vic" relentlessly pursues the truth behind Boom Boom's death, not much caring who gets in the way.
Review by JohnFair
Written 30 years ago, this is a look back into past that even those who lived through it would find almost impossible to recall. The story itself, though, is rather fun as Vic deploys all her considrable charms in pursuit of the murderer of her cousin and we get a look into the economy of the shipping magnates of the Great Lakes region of North America.