Indemnity Only

Indemnity Only

A Novel

eBook - 1990
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Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble, but trouble is Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty. Her client says he's the prominent banker, John Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his son's girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that's not her real name. V.I.'s search turns up someone soon enough--the real John Thayer's son, and he's dead.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dell, 1990.
ISBN: 9780307477736
0307477738
Characteristics: 1 online resource (213 p.)
Summary: Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble, but trouble is Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty. Her client says he's the prominent banker, John Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his son's girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that's not her real name. V.I.'s search turns up someone soon enough--the real John Thayer's son, and he's dead.

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Vincent T Lombardo Feb 24, 2015

In a Note to the edition that I read, Paretsky wrote that some publishers rejected this book because it was too talky and had wooden characters. I completely agree. I found the protagonist to be loquacious, did not empathize with a single character, and thought the plot tedious. Maybe Paretsky has learned some lessons since this book and her other novels are better, but I do not intend to take the time to find out.

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blossom21
Jun 13, 2012

The first V.I Warshawski mystery and a good one that made me a fan.

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lwarman
Feb 09, 2010

As you might expect from a first novel, it has some weaknesses. But it is still an entertaining read and essential for any V.I. fan.

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