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Total Recall

(2001)
(The tenth book in the V.I. Warshawski series)
A novel by

 
 
The bestselling V.I. Warshawski novels have dazzled readers and earned the acclaim of critics everywhere. "V.I. Warshawski rules," writes Newsweek, crowning her "the most engaging woman in detective fiction." Of V.I.'s creator, the Chicago Tribune says "Sara Paretsky has no peer."

Now Paretsky brings her incomparable storytelling brilliance to her most powerful Warshawski novel yet. Total Recall follows the Chicago P.I. on a road that winds back more than fifty years — and into an intricate maze of wartime lies, heartbreaking secrets, and harrowing retribution.

For V.I., the journey begins with a national conference in downtown Chicago, where angry protesters are calling for the recovery of Holocaust assets. Replayed on the evening news is the scene of a slight man who has stood up at the conference to tell an astonishing story of a childhood shattered by the Holocaust — a story that has devastating consequences for V.I.'s cherished friend and mentor, Lotty Herschel.

Lotty was a girl of nine when she emigrated from Austria to England, one of a group of children wrenched from their parents and saved from the Nazi terror just before the war broke out. Now stunningly — impossibly — it appears that someone from that long-lost past may have returned.

With the help of a recovered-memory therapist, Paul Radbuka has recently learned his true identity. But is he who he claims to be? Or is he a cunning impostor who has usurped someone else's history ... a history Lotty has tried to forget for over fifty years?

As a frightened V.I. watches her friend unravel, she sets out to help in the only way she can: by investigating Radbuka's past. Already working on a difficult case for a poor family cheated of their life insurance, she tries to balance Lotty's needs with her client's, only to find that both are spiraling into a whirlpool of international crime that stretches from Switzerland and Germany to Chicago's South Side.

As the atrocities of the past reach out to engulf the living, V.I. struggles to decide whose memories of a terrible war she can trust, and moves closer to a chilling realization of the truth — a truth that almost destroys her oldest friend.

With fierce emotional power, Sara Paretsky has woven a gripping and morally complex novel of crime and punishment, memory and illusion. Destined to become a suspense classic, Total Recall proves once again the daring and compelling genius of Sara Paretsky.


Genre: Mystery

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December 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Total Recall
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November 2001 : UK Hardback
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September 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Total Recall (A V.I. Warshawski Novel)
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June 2001 : USA Hardback
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Total Recall: V.I. Warshawski 10
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October 2002 : Paperback
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Title: Total Recall
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October 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Total Recall: A V. I. Warshawski Novel
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May 2002 : USA Paperback
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September 2001 : UK Paperback
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September 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Total Recall: A V.I. Warshawski Novel
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Total Recall: V.I. Warshawski, Book 10
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
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August 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Total Recall: V.I. Warshawski, Book 10
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
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August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Total Recall: V.I. Warshawski, Book 10
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
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October 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Total Recall
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ISBN: 1-5318-8334-6 / 978-1-5318-8334-8 (USA edition)
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October 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Total Recall (V. I. Warshawski Series)
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December 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Total Recall (V. I. Warshawski Series)
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December 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Total Recall (V. I. Warshawski Series)
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December 2010 : USA Audio CD
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December 2010 : USA Audio CD
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February 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Total Recall (V. I. Warshawski Series)
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Total Recall (V. I. Warshawski Series)
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February 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Total Recall
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April 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Total Recall
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July 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Total Recall (V. I. Warshawski Series)
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ISBN: 1-59355-681-0 / 978-1-59355-681-5 (USA edition)
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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October 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Total Recall
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March 2002 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Total Recall: Complete & Unabridged
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September 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Total Recall
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September 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: TOTAL RECALL (4 CASS.)
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September 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Total Recall (V. I. Warshawski Series)
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ISBN: 1-58788-389-9 / 978-1-58788-389-7 (USA edition)
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September 2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Total Recall (V. I. Warshawski Series)
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ISBN: 1-58788-392-9 / 978-1-58788-392-7 (USA edition)
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September 2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Total Recall (V.I. Warshawski Novels)
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 1-58788-393-7 / 978-1-58788-393-4 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Total Recall: V.I. Warshawski 10 (The V.I. Warshawski Series)
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Total Recall: A V. I. Warshawski Novel (V.I. Warshawski Novels Book 10)
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Dell
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