Critical Mass

Critical Mass

Book - 2013
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"New York Times-bestselling author Sara Paretsky's brilliant protagonist V.I. Warshawski returns in another hard-hitting entry, combining razor-sharp plotting and compelling characters with a heady mix of timely political and social themes. V.I. Warshawski's closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust. Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. When Kitty's daughter finds her life is in danger, she calls Lotty, who, in turn, summons V.I. to help. The daughter's troubles turn out to be just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets, and silence, whose origins go back to the mad competition among America, Germany, Japan and England to develop the first atomic bomb. The secrets are old, but the people who continue to guard them today will not let go of them without a fight"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2013]
ISBN: 9780399160561
0399160566
Characteristics: xiv, 465 pages ; 24 cm

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MsBeekeeper
Aug 17, 2014

The most complexly plotted mystery ever & the most political, even for Paretsky's always-political work. Meth dealers, Nazis, atomic bomb research, corporate-government collusion, and the Skokie Swift.

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gbohomegirl7
Aug 14, 2014

The plot of this book had good potential but it got dragged down by too many unlikeable characters who were difficult to care about.

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JudithE
Aug 02, 2014

Paretsky is good! I read this 460 page book at one sitting. There went a day!

gandolfjohnson Feb 04, 2014

This is one of Paretsky's finest and based on reality.

JOSEPH LICHTIG Nov 17, 2013

Why can't I place a hold on this book?

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