Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fire Sale

Fire Sale
Author: Sara Paretsky
Read by: Sandra Burr
General Fiction
15 hours -12 discs

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.  beings to investigate, she finds herself confronting the Bysen family, who own the By-Smart company.  When Billy Bysen runs away with Josie Dorrado, V.I. is squeezed between the needs of two very different families.  As she tries to find the errant teenages, and to track down a particularly cruel murderer, her own life is almost forfeit in the swamps that lie under the city of Chicago.

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