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Bitter Medicine

A V. I. Warshawski novel

By Sara Paretsky

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages, New edition Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 24 November 1988
In this novel, Vic Warshawski, heroine of "Indemnity Only", "Deadlock" and "Killing Orders", investigates Chicago's private hospital system. Through her friend Lotty Herschel, a top obstetrician who runs a clinic in a poor neighbourhood, Vic takes an interest in Consuela, 16 years old and pregnant.

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Since her debut in Paretsky's Indemnity Only, Chicago private eye V. (Victoria) I. Warshawski has been attracting both enthusiastic readers and critical acclaim. This fourth story narrated by the spiky detective is the series' most suspenseful so far. V. I. brings a teenager about to give premature birth to a private hospital where the mother and her baby die. Since the poor girl's own obstetrician is unavailable, Warshawski's friend, Dr. Tregiere, arrives from his inner-city hospital to check procedures; he's found murdered later. So is the supposedly bereaved husband, member of a street gang that atacks Warshawski during her tenacious investigation of the related cases. There are other appalling deaths as tough V. I. gets to the facts behind a tawdry coverup. The cast of the earlier mysteries again adds flavor here, and the big city's ethnic mix, as enlived by Paretsky, does too. (May 15)

EAN: 9780140113051
ISBN: 0140113053
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions: 18.1 x 11.4 x 2.2 centimetres (0.20 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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This is an entertaining medical thriller. Warshawksi's enquiry into the death of a friend in childbirth lead through the intricacies of corporate business, government regulation, and right ot life acticists, with some violent underworld thugs thrown in for good measure. Worth reading.

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