I really enjoyed the book, it was very twisted, and interesting. Deadlock is well written, and the best part is that you can understand almost every. Deadlock (V. I. Warshawski) [Sara Paretsky] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom. Previsualiza y descarga libros por Sara Paretsky, incluyendo Critical Mass, Fallout, Sara Paretsky, Deadlock: A V.I. Warshawski Mystery, Book 2 ( Unabridged).
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Sara Paretsky is the author of many novels, including her V. Warshawski series, which began with Indemnity Only. She lives in Chicago. Many of them were children, fans from the suburbs and the Gold Coast.
He was a wing with the Black Hawks until he shattered his left ankle hang-gliding three years earlier.
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After that he drifted through a series of jobs. A lot of people were willing to pay him to generate customers and goodwill, but Boom Boom was the kind of person who had to be doing, had to sink his teeth into—whatever it was.
He finally ended up with the Eudora Grain Company, where his father had been a stevedore during the thirties and forties. However, I was out of town on a case that took me to Peoria for three weeks. We were both only children and were closer than many brothers and sisters.
My Aunt Marie, a good Polish Catholic, had produced endless babies, dying in her twelfth attempt. Boom Boom was the fourth, and the only one who lived more than three days. He grew up playing hockey. A lot of them involved me—I lived six blocks away, and a visit to Cousin Vic was often a cover for a few precious hours with the puck. In those days all the hockey-mad kids adulated Boom-Boom Geoffrion. Now I sat in the front pew of St.
All in black, they were offended by my navy wool suit. Several took the trouble to tell me so in loud whispers during the prelude.
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I fixed my eyes on the imitation Tiffany windows, depicting in garish colors highlights in the life of St. Wenceslas, as well as the Crucifixion and the wedding at Cana. Whoever designed the windows had combined Chinese perspective with a kind of pseudocubism. Attaching people to their own limbs and sorting out who was doing what to whom kept me fully occupied paretdky the service and gave me—I hope—a convincing air of pious absorption.
Neither of my parents had been religious. My Italian mother was half Jewish, my father Polish, from a long paretsjy of skeptics. I certainly would not have picked this vulgar church in the old neighborhood, presided over by a priest who had never met my cousin and talked about him now with hypocritical fulsomeness. However, I left the funeral arrangements to his aunts. My cousin named me his executor, a duty that was bound to absorb a lot of energy. They made sure we spent several hours over a full-blown mass for the dead, followed by an interminable procession to the Sacred Heart cemetery on the far South Side.
I was glad Bobby had come: I know how close you two were. I appreciate your coming. Mallory walked with me toward the limousines carrying the fifty-three members of the immediate family.
May I ride with pqretsky He introduced me to the driver. How did Boom Boom die? I want to know what happened to my cousin. You should know that as well as I do. A ship was tied up at the dock and Boom Boom went under the screw as she pulled away.
He was chewed up pretty badly. I read the M.
I think he slipped and fell in. Apathetic enough to fall under the propeller of a ship? I believe she had a husband around someplace, a retired steel-worker, but, like all the Wojcik men, he stayed far in the background. Cuthbert let us out in front of the house, then went off to park the limo behind a long string of Cadillacs. Bobby accompanied me to the door, but I quickly lost sight of him in the crowd.
The next two hours put a formidable strain on my frayed temper. Various relatives said it was a pity Bernard insisted on playing hockey when poor dear Marie hated it so much. The house was swarming with children: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom Warshawski slips off a wharf and drowns in Lake Michigan, his private-eye cousin questions the accidental death report and rumors of suicide.
Dodging elaborate attempts on her life with characteristic grit and humor, the one-of-a-kind detective wends her way through a maze of grain elevators and thousand-ton freighters, ruthless businessmen and gorgeous ballerinas, to ferret out Boom Boom’s killers before they phase her out of the picture—permanently. Warshawski is one of the best. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.
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It’s been quite a few years since I last read a Sara Paretsky book but this second book in the series is a good reminder of why I like them. Besides being set in my hometown of Chicago, albeit the Chicago of the s, it’s a bit grittier than I’m used to.
Warshawski is a lawyer turned private eye who, in this book, is investigating the death of her cousin, Boom Boom, a retired professional hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks, who fell or was pushed under a ship. Her investigation ends up focusing on Great Lakes shipping, which included a lot of interesting information, along with a few shipping lines and the people who owned and ran these lines.
Lots of disasters and catastrophes. Lots of driving around to locales I’m familiar with, in both the city and the suburbs. Overall, I’d say I liked it but didn’t love it. The plot was somewhat interesting, as were all the Great Lakes shipping aspects, though a bit slow at times.
I had a bit of a tough time keeping the characters straight. I liked this second book in the V. Warshawski series enough to read the 3rd book in the series. Sara Paretsky, who began her writing career in the early s, continues to impress readers of her particular genre — Chicago crime solving by an energetic female detective.
This book, as are her other books, are easy to read, replete with danger but with V. I Warshawski’s commitment to solving a crime that often involves her friends, her neighborhood, or in the case of Deadlock, a close relative.
Paretsky is very successful at description — one can easily relate to her home, her friends and adversaries, and her personal challenges. One person found this helpful. Ms Paretsky never fails to keep one in suspense.
She creates well-developed characters come to life on the page and in our hearts.
Is never overly emotional she exhibits a depth of personality rarely seen in books about women detectives. The twists and turns in this book will keep one reading until the very end, even fitting it in during brief coffee breaks.
It was hard to put down.