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Fallout (V. I. Warshawski Series #18)
     

Fallout (V. I. Warshawski Series #18)

by Sara Paretsky
 

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P.D. JAMES called her "the most remarkable" of today's suspense writers.

STIEG LARSSON loved her work so much, he named her in his novels.

And now SARA PARETSKY returns with the most extraordinary novel of her legendary career: FALLOUT.

Before there was Lisbeth Salander

Overview

P.D. JAMES called her "the most remarkable" of today's suspense writers.

STIEG LARSSON loved her work so much, he named her in his novels.

And now SARA PARETSKY returns with the most extraordinary novel of her legendary career: FALLOUT.

Before there was Lisbeth Salander, before there was Stephanie Plum, there was V.I. WARSHAWSKI. To her parents, she's Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she's Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she's V.I. And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago... and into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star.

Accompanied by her dog, V.I. tracks her quarry through a university town, across fields where missile silos once flourished -- and into a past riven by long-simmering racial tensions, a past that holds the key to the crimes of the present. But as the mysteries stack up, so does the body count. And in this, her toughest case, not even V.I. is safe.

Exciting and provocative, fiercely intelligent and witty, FALLOUT is reading at its most enjoyable and powerful.

Editorial Reviews

Charlaine Harris
“Writing advance praise for Sara Paretsky is like writing a job recommendation for Bill Gates. Paretsky is the gold standard for novels dealing with crime and its consequences.”
Chicago Tribune
“The best on the beat.”
Harlan Coben
“Sara Paretsky is a legend, and Fallout is her finest novel to date--an extraordinary read from an extraordinary author. If you haven’t read her yet, now is the time.”
Los Angeles Times
“Wonderful company and a rich discovery awaiting those who have yet to meet her.”
Jeffery Deaver
“Simply superb! As a fan of V. I. Warshawski from the very beginning, I can say without a doubt that Fallout finds both author and protagonist at the top of their games.”
Tess Gerritsen
“A road trip with V. I. Warshawski? Sign me up! What a thrill to join he ron a missing-persons hunt that quickly turns dark and dangerous. Sara Paretsky’s legendary P.I. is at the top of her game, and everyone will want to go along for this ride.”
P. D. James
“For me, the most remarkable of the moderns is Sara Paretsky. ...No other crime writer has so powerfully and effectively combined a well-crafted detective story with the novel of social realism.”
Lee Child
Fallout is the best yet in one of our genre’s crucial, solid-gold, best-ever series. Paretsky is a genius, and she’s never afraid to dig a little deeper.”
Brad Meltzer
Fallout is exactly what it promises: proof that so much of the pain in our present is from mistakes in our past. This book has a soul. Come see a master at work.”
New York Times Book Review
“A distinct pleasure.”
Lisa Gardner
“V. I. Warshawski is one of my all-time favorite investigators. Doesn’t get any better than this!”
Karin Slaughter
“An astonishing tour de fource--thrilling, moving, illuminating--from an author of matchless intelligence, craft, and power. This is why Sara Paretsky reigns as one of the all-time greats.”
C.J. Box
“Even out of her Chicago comfort zone in pursuit of a faded missing actress and a young filmmaker in Fallout, legendary V. I. Warshawski is as dogged and ferocious as ever. So is Sara Paretsky, who is at the top of her crime novel game.”
Library Journal
11/15/2016
Famed investigator V.I. Warshawski is back, and—surprise!—for the first time ever she's not in Chicago. Accompanied by her dog, she's in Kansas, crossing prairies dotted with Cold War-era missile silos as she hunts for a young film student and a waning film star. With a 100,000-copy first printing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062435842
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/18/2017
Series:
V. I. Warshawski Series , #18
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
158,214
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

When Sara Paretsky’s smart and gritty female private detective, V. I. Warshawski, first appeared in 1982 in the book Indemnity Only, she transformed the mystery genre by showing a woman could be more than just a vamp or a victim. With thrilling plots, well-drawn characters, and a compelling main character, Paretsky’s V. I. Warshawski novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and won numerous awards.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Chicago, Illinois
Date of Birth:
June 8, 1947
Place of Birth:
Ames, Iowa
Education:
B.A., Political Science, University of Kansas; Ph.D. and M.B.A., University of Chicago
Website:
http://saraparetsky.com/