Death, conspiracy and burning buildings - coming home wasn't meant to be like this.A dangerous, depressed place reeking of bad memories, South Chicago is a neighbourhood private investigator V.I.
Warshawski left a long time ago. But now she's back, drawn to the streets of her childhood once again to do a favour for a friend.It was never going to be easy - and when the mother of a local girl asks her to look into claims of sabotage at the factory where she works, V.I. quickly finds herself caught up in something far more sinister.They say home is where the heart is, but now, as she lies by the roadside with a piece of hot, twisted metal embedded in her shoulder, looking up at the factory's smouldering remains, Warshawski is beginning to wonder whether a trip down memory lane was such a good idea after all . . .
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages, n/a
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 01/06/2006
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780340839102
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Review by edwardsgt
Another story about Chicago PI VI Warshawski. In this one she's drafted in as temporary basketball coach to a school in a disadvantaged neighbourhood of south Chicago, where the poverty of most of the population is in stark contrast to the multi-billionnaire owners of a chain of stores, By-Smart, who employ many locals. VI starts getting interested in By-Smart after a fire at a local textile firm supplying By-Smart and finds herself dragged in ever deeper. Appealing characters and amusing dialogue together with good plotting and detailed authentic locations make this an easy read.