For more than three decades, Sara Paretsky has entertained millions of readers with her acclaimed series starring investigator V. I. Warshawski. One of the greatest mystery writers of all time, Paretsky has been honored with virtually every major award in the genre, and has earned praise from critics, fellow authors, and fans. P. D. James has proclaimed, “no other crime writer has so powerfully and effectively combined a well-crafted detective story with the novel of social realism.” The New York Times Book Review calls Paretsky’s books, “a distinct pleasure.” Her creation, V. I. Warshawski has also received raves: “Undoubtedly one of the best-written characters in mystery fiction,” (Baltimore Sun); “America’s most convincing and engaging professional female private eye, ” (Entertainment Weekly); “wonderful company and a rich discovery awaiting those who have yet to meet her” (Los Angeles Times).
In this, her nineteenth book in the series, Paretsky takes her hero—Victoria Iphigenia by birth, V. I. by profession, and Vic to her friends—out of Chicago for the first time ever when the search for a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star leads her to Kansas. Accompanied by her dog, V. I. tracks the pair through a university town, across fields dotted by Cold War-era missile silos…and into a past riven by long-simmering racial tensions that holds the key to the mysteries of the present. But every answer V. I. finds unveils another mystery and leads to another dead body. And in this, her most far-reaching and disturbing case, not even the seasoned V. I. is safe.
Suspenseful and provocative, witty and intelligent, Fallout is Sara Paretsky and V. I. Warshawski working at the height of their powers.