Winner of CWA Diamond and Gold Dagger Awards
South Chicago is a neighbourhood that private investigator V. I. Warshawski left a long time ago, but she’s drawn back to the streets of her childhood to do a favour for a friend. It was never going to be easy, and when the mother of a local girl asks her to look into claims of sabotage at the factory where she works, V.I. quickly finds herself caught up in something deeply sinister. Lying by the roadside with a piece of hot, twisted metal embedded in her shoulder, looking up at the factory’s smouldering remains, Warshawski begins to wonder if this trip down memory lane was such a good idea after all.