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Critical Mass - Sara Paretsky
Critical Mass
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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... show more
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.  
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399160561 (0399160566)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Series: V.I. Warshawski (#16)
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Sally Ember, Ed.D.
Sally Ember, Ed.D. rated it
3.0 Critical Mass (V.I. Warshawski Novel)
not sure I'll read this entire book; not big on WW II novels. But, it's a new V.I. Warsharsky modern story mixed with the historical, so we'll see.
TrevorPTweedleD
TrevorPTweedleD rated it
4.0 Critical Mass (V.I. Warshawski Novel)
Their is no need for me to rehash the historical conflict between Nazi Germany and the Jewish people of Europe. Pertaining to this book the conflict is isolated towards the Austrian Jewish people before and after the Anschluss that freed many but also left many behind. This book offers some very tho...
Meledstic
Meledstic rated it
5.0 Critical Mass (V.I. Warshawski Novel)
This is a solid 9 in my own grading system, so a 4.5 on GR, and a 5 since they don't allow 1/2 stars! I can't even remember the last time I was disappointed with a V.I. Warshawski, and this one was no exception. The blending of the happenings in war-time Austria with today's story were very good. ...
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