Critical Mass

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PUTNAM, Oct 22, 2013 - Fiction - 448 pages
20 Reviews
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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I liked the premise, physics and WWII and the science. - Goodreads
Great plot and a tribute to women in science. - Goodreads
Well written and well researched. - Goodreads
I love Sarah's writing. - Goodreads
It had a unique plot. - Goodreads
Paretsky weaves this into an intricate plot. - Goodreads

Review: Critical Mass (VI Warshawski #16)

User Review  - Stephen Terrell - Goodreads

Sara Paretsky makes her gritty, gutsy, smart detective VI Warshawski jump off the pages of her books, and this is no exception. She moves the story forward at a quick, but not break-neck pace. The ... Read full review

Review: Critical Mass (VI Warshawski #16)

User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

VI Warshawski novels wear me out, what with dozens of characters running around in various subplots, bumping into each other, and Warshawski herself rushing headlong into trouble at every turn. Anyone ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Sara Paretsky is the author of nineteen books, including her renowned V. I. Warshawski novels. She was named 2011 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and is also the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award given by the British Crime Writers' Association. She lives in Chicago.