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Critical Mass

By Sara Paretsky

Called a "career-crowning triumph"  and named one of the the top 50 mysteries and thrillers of the last 5 years by the London Sunday TimesSara Paretsky is back with Critical Mass the latest entry in the VI Warshawski series, 

"Vic is at her stubborn, reckless, compassionate best in this complicated page-turner about selfish secrets passed down through generations. Paretsky has been on a roll lately, her long-running, trailblazing series at its most dynamic since the early days."  —Booklist on Critical  Mass

V.I. Warshawski’s closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust.  Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder.  When Kitty’s daughter finds her life is in danger, she calls Lotty, who, in turn, summons V.I. to help.  The daughter’s troubles turn out to be just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets, and silence, whose origins go back to the mad competition among America, Germany, Japan and England to develop the first atomic bomb.  The secrets are old, but the people who continue to guard them today will not let go of them without a fight.  

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Format: Book
Author: Paretsky, Sara
Summary: "New York Times-bestselling author Sara Paretsky's brilliant protagonist V.I. Warshawski returns in another hard-hitting entry, combining razor-sharp plotting and compelling characters with a heady mix of timely political and social themes. V.I. Warshawski's closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust. Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. When Kitty's daughter finds her life is in danger, she calls Lotty, who, in turn, summons V.I. to help. The daughter's troubles turn out to be just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets, and silence, whose origins go back to the mad competition among America, Germany, Japan and England to develop the first atomic bomb. The secrets are old, but the people who continue to guard them today will not let go of them without a fight"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Critical mass / Sara Paretsky.
Publisher Date: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2013]
Subject: Warshawski, V. I. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Women private investigators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction FICTION / Thrillers. FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths. FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780399160561 (hardback) 0399160566 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: M Paretsky
Oclc: 837144322
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Bib Id: 453086

Format: Book
Author: Paretsky, Sara
Summary: "New York Times-bestselling author Sara Paretsky's brilliant protagonist V.I. Warshawski returns in another hard-hitting entry, combining razor-sharp plotting and compelling characters with a heady mix of timely political and social themes. V.I. Warshawski's closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust. Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. When Kitty's daughter finds her life is in danger, she calls Lotty, who, in turn, summons V.I. to help. The daughter's troubles turn out to be just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets, and silence, whose origins go back to the mad competition among America, Germany, Japan and England to develop the first atomic bomb. The secrets are old, but the people who continue to guard them today will not let go of them without a fight"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Critical mass / Sara Paretsky.
Publisher, Date: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2013]
Description: xiv, 465 pages ; 24 cm
Series: V.I. Warshawski novel ; [16]
Subjects: Warshawski, V. I. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Subjects: Women private investigators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction
Subjects: FICTION / Thrillers.
Subjects: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths.
Subjects: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Subjects: Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2013025097
ISBN: 9780399160561 (hardback)
ISBN: 0399160566 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: M Paretsky