Deadlock, V. I. Warshawski’s second case, involves the huge Great Lakes shipping industry. Once again the subject is murder - this time the “accidental death” of Boom-Boom Warshawski, an ex-hockey star and V. I.’s beloved cousin, who fell - or was pushed - off a rain-slicked pier on Chicago’s busy waterfront.
Convinced that Boom-Boom was in fact killed because of information he had uncovered about criminal doings on the shipping lines, V. I. begins a long and frustrating search for her cousin’s murderer. In the course of an investigation that takes her to a remote Canadian port city and a calamitous trip on a sabotaged freighter, V. I. finds all too many possible candidates for the killer, including a grain company executive involved in extortion; and rival heads of two shippers, one of whom is being blackmailed for his criminal past; a hockey player whose specialty is graft; and Boom-Boom’s lover, an icily beautiful dancer with expensive tastes in men and merchandise.
©2011 Sara Paretsky (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Book 2 is just as good as book one. Your attention is riveted by everyone in the story. Having just found these books so many years after they were written, they seem to have modern issues that are relevant today. Hope to keep reading all the V.I. series.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves the female hero with mystery and a great story that is easy to follow.
The interesting part of this story is about all the danger that VI gets herself into; and then how she gets out of it.
My favorite character, performed by Susan Ericksen, was VI's best friend Lotty.
Yes, I would read this in one setting.
Never read the book so that would be difficult to say. The story line did keep me interested.
The mental visual was great. Many of the lines did make you see the locks, the ship, the piers. That was nice. Too many books don't "bring you there".
True to each character. Never had to worry about who is this now?
No, due to length and due to going back to re-listen.
Very well worth the time. Nice story, interesting characters, and wonderful descriptions on Chicago.
Somewhat better than the 1st book.
She brings a skill and talent to her storytelling which is most pleasing. She has become the voice of VI Warshawski to me.
A narrator who did not read in sloooowww moootion.
Pace was unbearably slow. Very strange accents adopted.
I would listen to Deadlock again because it is a well written mystery, but mostly because it is narrated by Susan Ericksen.
It was a very well developed plot.
The resolution was my favorite part of the book
No, I like to make my audio enjoyment last.
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