Brush Back

Brush Back

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Chicagoa€™s V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from New York Timesa€“bestselling author Sara Paretsky. No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few shea€™d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet thata€™s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzoa€™s plea for help. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full twenty-five years for her daughtera€™s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. V.I. doesna€™t want to get involved. Stella hated the Warshawskis, in particular V.I.a€™s adored mother, Gabriella. But life has been hard on Frank and on V.I.a€™s other childhood friends, still stuck on the hardscrabble streets around the dead steel mills, and V.I. agrees to ask a few questions. Those questions lead her straight into the vipersa€™ nest of Illinois politics shea€™s wanted to avoid. When V.I. takes a beating at a youth meeting in her old hood, her main question becomes whether she will live long enough to find answers.The surface was that purplegreeny color you get when your transmission fluid leaks ... A police van for the forensic techs was parked on the lip and a crew in hazmat suits seemed to be taking the top of the mountain apart. ... around to the front of the mound, where his crew were sitting on overturned barrels or leaning against their earthmoving machines, watching the forensic teams at work. A silver Jeep.

Title:Brush Back
Author: Sara Paretsky
Publisher:Penguin - 2015-07-28

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