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Fire Sale

(2005)
(Book 12 in the V.I. Warshawski series)
A novel by

 
 
The astonishing new V. I. Warshawski novel from one of America's foremost writers of crime fiction.

V.I. Warshawski may have left her old South Chicago neighborhood, but she learns that she cannot escape it. When V.I. takes over coaching duties of the girls' basketball team at her former high school, she faces an ill-equipped, ragtag group of gangbangers, fundamentalists, and teenage moms who inevitably draw the detective into their family woes.

Through young Josie Dorrado, V.I. meets the girl's mother, who voices her worries about sabotage in the little flag manufacturing plant where she works. The biggest employer on the South Side, discount-store behemoth By-Smart, pays even less, and Ms. Dorrado doesn't know how she'll support her four children if the flag plant shuts down.

The elder Dorrado's fears are realized when the plant explodes; V.I. is injured and the owner is killed. As V.I. begins to investigate, she finds herself onfronting the Bysen family, who own the By-Smart company. Founder William "Buffalo Bill" Bysen, now in his eighties, has four sons who quarrel with each other and with him; the oldest, "Young Mr. William," is close to sixty and furious that his father doesn't cede more power to him. And then there's "Billy the Kid," Young Mr. William's nineteen-year-old son, whose Christian idealism puts him on a collision course with his father, his grandfather, and the company as a whole.

When Billy runs away with Josie Dorrado, V.I. is squeezed between the needs of two very different families. As she tries to find the errant teenagers, and to track down a particularly cruel murderer, her own life is almost forfeit in the swamps that lie under the city of Chicago.

Genre: Mystery

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June 2006 : UK Hardback

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Title: Fire Sale: V.I. Warshawski 12
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Title: Fire Sale (A V.I. Warshawski Novel)
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2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fire Sale: V.I. Warshawski 12
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fire Sale: V.I. Warshawski, Book 12
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September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Fire Sale (V. I. Warshawski Series)
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June 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fire Sale (V.I. Warshawski Novels)
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Title: Fire Sale (V.I. Warshawski Novels)
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Title: Fire Sale - V. I. Warshawski
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Title: Fire Sale (V.I. Warshawski Novels)
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Title: Fire Sale (V. I. Warshawski Series)
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June 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Fire Sale (V. I. Warshawski Series)
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Kindle Editions

September 2008 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fire Sale: V.I. Warshawski 12 (The V.I. Warshawski Series)
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
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July 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fire Sale (V.I. Warshawski Novels Book 12)
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Publisher: Berkley
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