V.I. Warshawski may have left her old South Chicago neighborhood, but she learns that she cannot escape it. When she takes over coaching duties of the girls' basketball team at her former high school, she faces an ill-equipped, ragtag group of gangbangers, fundamentalists, and teenage moms who inevitably draw the detective into their family woes....As she tries to find the errant teenagers, and to track down a particularly cruel murderer, her own life is almost forfeit in the swamps that lie under the city of Chicago.
"Packed with social themes and moral energy, held together by humor, compassion and sheer feistiness." - Publishers Weekly
"Fast-paced and as entertaining as any entry in the series, this installment will please fans. " - Library Journal.
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Sara Paretsky is the author of sixteen books, including her renowned V. I. Warshawski novels. Her many awards include the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers' Association. She lives in Chicago.
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