Indemnity Only

Indemnity Only

eBook - 2010
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The 30th anniversary edition of the first V. I. Warshawski novel, Indemnity Only, featuring a new afterword from Sara Paretsky Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V. I. Warshawski's specialty. Her client says he's the prominent banker John Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his son's girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that's not her real name. V. I.'s search turns up someone soon enough--the real John Thayer's son, and he's dead. Who's V. I.'s client? Why has she been set up and sent out on a wild-goose chase? By the time she's got it figured, things are hotter--and deadlier--than Chicago in July. V. I.'s in a desperate race against time. At stake: a young woman's life.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Random House Publishing Group, 2010.
ISBN: 9780307477736
Branch Call Number: OverDrive eBook
Additional Contributors: Overdrive Inc

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susanmusin
Feb 06, 2019

Multitudinous story-strings make for a convoluted plot though you can skim over tinny parts to get to protagonist's character development. Rough in parts /okay in others. Uneven, boring.

Vincent T Lombardo Feb 24, 2015

In a Note to the edition that I read, Paretsky wrote that some publishers rejected this book because it was too talky and had wooden characters. I completely agree. I found the protagonist to be loquacious, did not empathize with a single character, and thought the plot tedious. Maybe Paretsky has learned some lessons since this book and her other novels are better, but I do not intend to take the time to find out.

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blossom21
Jun 13, 2012

The first V.I Warshawski mystery and a good one that made me a fan.

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lwarman
Feb 09, 2010

As you might expect from a first novel, it has some weaknesses. But it is still an entertaining read and essential for any V.I. fan.

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