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Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Private Investigator
Multimedia Corporation, a major player in the entertainment industry, has purchased the Chicago Herald Sun and V.I.Warshawski attends a party in honor of her old friend Murray Ryerson, a reporter whos landed
V. I.s findings surprise even her. The dead woman was a runaway prisoner who had been badly abused. Furthermore, the woman had connections to some of Chicagos most powerful peoplewho soon become V.I.s enemies. Her credibility is shattered, and shes forced to endure a hellish womens prison, before she can figure outand provethe truth.
With a suspenseful, hard-hitting plot and numerous twists and turns, HARD TIME shows Sara Paretsky at top form. This emotionally charged tale will grab your interest immediately and not let you goone of the seasons hottest reads. (Dec., 383 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed By: Toby Bromberg
Published: December 1999