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review Hardball ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Chicago politics past present and future take center stage in New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky's brilliant new V I Warshawski novel Chicago's uniue brand of ball is sixteen inch slow pitch played in leagues all over the city for than a century But in politics in business and Chicago politics past present and future take center stage in New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky's brilliant new V I Warshawski novel Chicago's uniue brand of ball is sixteen inch slow pitch played in leagues all over the city for than a century But in politics in business and in law enforcement the game is hardball When V I Warshaw. Book Review 4 of 5 stars to Hardball the 13th book in the mystery thriller series by author Sara Paretsky written in 2009 At 450 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 1980s and 1990s 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 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 people end up dying the deeper she gets into the investigation including a nun VI's cousin is in town on a politicking venture but she may be in danger than she knows 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 About Me For those new to me or my reviews here's the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you'll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators

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S never met arrives from Kansas City to work on a political campaign; a nun who marched with Martin Luther King Jr dies without revealing crucial evidence; and on the city's South Side people spit when she shows up Afraid to learn that her adored father might have been a bent cop V I still takes the investigation all the way to its frightening e. The title of this novel Hardball pinpoints the metaphor at the center of this suspense tale—a story that spotlights civil rights baseball politics and police corruptionWhen V I Warshawski inadvertently saves a homeless man's life she meets a woman of the clergy who also assists the man; this pastor is so taken with the detective's compassion that she introduces her to a woman searching for her son who has been missing for than forty yearsThe search links V I to an incarcerated member of the Anaconda gang who allegedly has information about the missing man and then sets her on a convoluted trail leading to old gang members political candidates retired cops and an old murder case from the 1960sEverything suddenly heats up when V I's cousin Petra comes to work for a political candidate and begins snooping around in V I's personal possessions supposedly to learn about her own roots Suddenly fire bombs are exploding Petra goes missing and V I herself is in dangerWhat secrets connect cops politicians and gang members leading back to a civil rights demonstration in 1966 and what do any of these events have to do with the missing manAnswering these uestions will propel V I forward in the pursuit of her life as she scrambles around trying to stay alive long enough to find outAs the clues begin to assemble and form patterns I kept turning pages as fast as I could to the final resolutionJust as in previous V I novels Paretsky's finest skill lies in creating a winning combination of flaws persistence toughness and gutsiness in her lead character that keeps the reader plowing along even when the clues don't add up as uickly as one might likeA definite five star read

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HardballSki 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'. Forty years after Lamont Gadsden disappeared in a humongous Chicago blizzard his dying aunt hires V I Warshawski to discover what became of him 1967 was a time of brutal racial unrest in Chicago and Warshawski soon discovers that Gadsden's disappearance is somehow linked to the murder of a civil rights worker earlier that year As she digs deeper into the mystery Warshawski raises a lot of uncomfortable uestions about what took place that year raising suspicions even about members of her own family and in the process she antagonizes a lot of powerful people who would prefer that the mysteries of the past stay dead and buriedInto the middle of this tangled web steps V I's cousin Petra who arrives in the Windy City to take a job with a local political campaign But she too soon gets caught up in the action that's unfolding around VI and before long Petra too has disappeared adding one problem for the besieged Warshawski to handleAs always in these books Paretsky's strong social conscience is at the forefront of the book The bad guys are really really bad; VI and those who support her are really really good; and for a long time we're not so sure about the cousin Petra V I Warshawski can sometimes seem to be unbearably sanctimonious and impossibly humorless but she is a uniue creation and Sara Paretsky is unuestionably the Godmother of the feminist school of crime fiction Those who have enjoyed this series from its beginning in 1982 will surely enjoy this entry