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Critical Mass

By Sara Paretsky

In 1939, Dr. Lotty Herschel, V. I. Warshawki’s closest friend in Chicago, escaped the Holocaust in Vienna with her childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. Though the two drifted and animosities grew between them over the years, when Kitty’s daughter finds her life in danger, she turns to Lotty for help. In turn, Lotty summons V.I. to take the case.

The threats on the daughter’s life at first seem a simple case of bad drug dealings, but V.I. soon discovers that they are just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets and silence whose origins trace back to the deadly race among America, Germany, Japan, and England to develop the atomic bomb. And while the secrets may be old, the people who continue to guard them will do anything to make sure they stay buried.…

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2013

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9780399160561


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)
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System Items Total: 10
Call Number: M Paretsky
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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)
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Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: M Paretsky