Critical Mass

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PUTNAM, Oct 22, 2013 - Fiction - 448 pages
9 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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Review: Critical Mass (VI Warshawski #16)

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This novel moves from the modern day to Europe during the Second World War, specifically how the Jews were treated by the Nazi's. The author includes how female scientists were used (and abused) in ... Read full review

Review: Critical Mass (VI Warshawski #16)

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VI Warshawski is asked by her friend Lotti to look into the disappearance of a young man who is the son of an addict who had called her for help. This is a tale of tangled relationships, WWII woman ... 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.