Hardball (V.I. Warshawski Novel) [Sara Paretsky] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hired to track down a man who has been missing for. V.I. Warshawski is back, as cranky and committed as ever. And author Sara Paretsky has a few pet peeves and projects of her own. Photo: Steven E. Gross. Review: “Hardball” by Sara Paretsky. Amy GutmanSpecial to the Tribune. Just back from an Italian vacation, a chastened but still intrepid wki soon.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Hardball by Sara Paretsky. Warshawski 13 by Sara Paretsky Goodreads Author. Chicago politics-past, present, and future-take center stage in “New York Times”-bestselling author Sara Paretsky’s brilliant new V. Chicago’s unique brand of ball is sixteen-inch slow pitch, played in leagues all over the city for more than a century.
But in politics, in business, and in law enforcement, the game is hardball. Warshawski is Chicago politics-past, present, and future-take center stage in “New York Times”-bestselling author Sara Paretsky’s brilliant new V. Warshawski is asked to find a man who’s been missing for four decades, a search that she figured would be futile becomes lethal. Old skeletons from the city’s racially charged history, as well as haunting family secrets-her own and those of the elderly sisters who hired her-rise up to brush her back from the plate with a vengeance.
A young cousin whom she’s never met arrives from Kansas City to work on a political campaign; a nun who marched with Martin Luther King Jr.
Afraid to learn that her adored father might have been a bent cop, V. HardcoverFirst Editionpages. Published September 22nd by G. Putnam’s Sons first published January 22nd To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Hardballplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 07, James rated it really liked it Shelves: Book Review 4 of 5 stars to Hardballthe 13th book in the mystery thriller series by author Sara Paretskywritten in At pages, it’s one of the longest, if not the longest, books in the “VI Warshawski” Chicago-based series about a female private investigator in the s and s.
In this book, family is abundant. VI’s late father pops up in her investigation, potentially revealing he had some dirty dealings. It seems too hard to be true, but sometimes people are pushed to the lim Book Review 4 of 5 stars to Hardballthe 13th book in the mystery thriller series by author Sara Paretskywritten in It seems too hard to be true, but sometimes people are pushed to the limits.
Nonetheless, it propels VI to try to prove his innocence. Ultimately, the book is about a missing person’s case, over 40 years old. VI tackles issues between races, trying to weed past the bull in order to solve the crime. But more people end up dying, the deeper she gets into the investigation, including a nun. VI’s cousin is in town on a politicking venture This is one of the stronger Paretsky books, as it covers a multitude or close to home issues for her, and she’s out to prove and protect her family.
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Many thanks to their original creators. View all 7 comments. Aug 22, Phrynne rated it really liked it Shelves: Number 13 in this series and I am still enjoying them! As we get further into the series the books definitely get longer and this is not a bad thing since Paretsky writes such a great story. Once or twice however things became so convoluted my brain was spinning trying to sort out who did what to who. So I just gave up trying and went with the flow. Some times enjoying a book is more important than understanding every detail of it!
Vic is still herself, often angry, unforgiving and always happier Number 13 in this series and I am still enjoying them!
Playing Hardball: Sara Paretsky
Vic is pareteky herself, often angry, unforgiving and always happier to be alone. She does have friends but they always seem to be yelling at her for one pareteky or another. On the plus side she is totally honest and always on the side of social justice. As usual she works practically for paresky on her cases, upsets or ignores her paying customers but is redeemed at the end with an unexpected windfall which allows her to pay her bills harvball continue with her job – ready for the next book!
View all 4 comments. This was a frustrating read to me. And honestly this and the next few books in the series started a slow slide of quality IMHO with this series. Contreras is infatuated with. I had a hard time that VI’s dogs would not have been impounded at this point with her dragging them along when she’s investigating and or when people come to her apartment to This was a frustrating read to me. I had a hard time that VI’s dogs would not have been safa at this point with her dragging them along when she’s investigating and or when people come to her apartment to be shouted at by her and her annoying downstairs neighbor.
There were so many scenes like this in this book that took me entirely out of the book. We have VI going asking questions that somehow according to her partially estranged Uncle Peter has caused her cousin Petra to sqra kidnapped. The book then jumps back in time to what exactly was VI up to that would have caused Petra to be kidnapped and what does it have to do with a murder that occurred during the Civil Rights Era.
I think the whole story was terrible. Not that I don’t believe that something like this could have happened back then hello look at news headlines now but because I think VI tried to force fit too many things in this one dealing with her family, her dead parents, her investigation that turned into something else, that turned into something else.
I mean at one point we have nuns in this one and there’s a fire and someone is dead and VI who at this point should be in the hospital is still running around. It’s just unbelievable at this point that she’s not suffering from some long term medical issues due to her always being beat up, shot, or something is blowing up near her in every book.
Jan 16, Larry Bassett rated it it was amazing Recommended to Larry by: The last book in the Warshawski series that I read was 11, Blacklistabout a month ago. But I read 12, Fire Saleout of order about a year ago. So my continuity with this series is not the best.
Hardball was published in and Mr. That seems a little old to be butting into V. After all, he did save her life at least once and he is a regular, so both she and I will mi The last book in the Warshawski series that I read was 11, Blacklistabout a month ago. After all, he did save her life at least once and he is a regular, so both she and I will miss him when he inevitability bows out.
The Warshawski series can be a bit repetitious with V. Contreras being a busy-body, V. There is also almost always some potential for romance although V. But she usually fits in a little sex each book. Not surprising, by the thirteenth book we know her pretty well. And, for me, she has been a most interesting person to get to know.
Hardball contains all of the required Warshawski ingredients including the potential of romance — but no sex this time.
The most recent book was just released in October, and is the sixteenth in the series. Maybe I am talking myself into doing that with Sara Paretsky. This is one series where I would like to catch up and am tempted by the idea of doing it in a couple of months rather than a couple of years.
Is there a downside to this? Well, the book I am reading 13 is pages and the current book 16 is pages. The first hardcover book in the series Indemnity Only sitting on my shelf and published in was pages. An increase of 2.
Review: “Hardball” by Sara Paretsky
Am I up for it? Hardball definitely seems to be a step up for Victoria. Even the language and structure seem a bit more upscale than in previous books. There is the boyfriend who has recently faded out to remind me that this is indeed the V.
Yes, we have definitely returned to the familiar Ms. Reading this book is like running into an old friend unexpectedly on the street — very pleasant and warm.
They came paertsky a television, where a minister was exhorting us to send him money for letting us know how very sinful we are.