Review: Blacklist

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BlacklistBook Review
4 out of 5 stars to Blacklist, the 11th book in the “V.I. Warshawski” thriller and mystery series, written in 2004 by Sara Paretsky. What a fantastic book! It had everything from murder to corporate espionage to communism. Spanning a history of nearly 50 years, the story puts VI in the most scary of situations, and it allows Paretsky to truly tell a tale of remarkable prominence. There are so many connections and seedy things happening, you’re not sure how to begin figuring it out. Plus there are two cases she’s got going on at once. Will they intersect? Something tells me they will… they always do. But I’m not going to spoil it for you. They might not actually come together. The best part of this book is Paretsky’s unyielding way of telling the truth and the reality of what’s happening all around us. I’m about 6 books behind on this series, at least a decade or so, and I can’t wait to catch up this summer. She’s always a treat.

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4 thoughts on “Review: Blacklist

    bmary8222 said:
    June 8, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    Thank you for sharing your post.

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    bettylouise31 said:
    June 8, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Reblogged this on idahobluebird50 MYSTERIES GALORE AND PHOTOS and commented:
    This one of Sara Paretsky best books and cover topic that more coverage. I remember the McCarthy area very well. This is when my favorite notebooks were remove from the shelf. There is a series of twin books covering countries and special times. My favorite was the cave twins. They are supposed to turn children into a communist.

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    bettylouise31 said:
    June 8, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Thanks for this review. I have been trying to remember the name. I want to reblog one of Diana Mott Davidson’ books.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 8, 2017 at 9:48 AM

      You are welcome. Thank you for the re-blog. I appreciate it. It was one of her better books. I am excited to start reading her books again this summer. For Diane Mott Davidson’s books, you can see the author page I’ve started with all the reviews here if it helps:


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