By Sara Paretsky
The very last thing V.I. Warshawski was once anticipating while she confirmed up at Chicago's membership Gouge was once that she'd finally end up cradling a loss of life functionality artist in an alley. A PTSD-stricken soldier is presumed accountable of the homicide, yet it is as much as V.I. to determine what forms of shady actions are relatively occurring at membership Gouge...
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She’s not cooperating, sir. ” “Officer Milkova, I’ve told you I didn’t know the victim,” I said. ” “Pretty much any damn thing makes you cranky, Warshawski,” Finchley said. ” “I was leaving the club, I heard gunshots. I ran across the parking lot and saw a woman on the ground. She was bleeding; I tried to block the wounds, so I didn’t take time to follow the shooters. ” My voice had risen to a shout. “Vic, you’re exhausted. ” Terry’s tone was unusually gentle, the sharp planes in his ebony cheeks softening with empathy.
Terry! ” Finchley’s been out of the field for five or six years now, on the personal staff of my dad’s old protégé, Captain Bobby Mallory. I was surprised to see the Finch at an active homicide investigation. He gave a wry smile. “Captain thought it was time I got my hands dirty again. ” I looked again at my stained hands. I was beginning to feel twitchy, covered in Nadia’s blood. Terry climbed the shallow step to the stage and told Milkova to get him a chair. ” Finchley asked Officer Milkova.
I finished my number crunching for Ajax Insurance. The claims manager seemed to have the intelligence of an eggplant. He should have been able to generate the report himself, but a hundred fifty an hour—I wouldn’t complain. 5 What on Earth Is Going On? I returned to the club the following night. The Body Artist was appearing, and the joint was alive, practically shaking with twenty- and thirtysomethings. Rodney was there, and so were Chad and his friends. I didn’t see Nadia. I took a table near the back, but Olympia swept over as I was pulling out a chair at one of the rear tables.