Connections. Sara Paretsky’s fifteenth and latest V.I Warshawski novel is titled Breakdown. As fans have come to expect, Paretsky’s plot is complicated, her politics are raw, and issues from the headlines provide ample opportunities for Paretsky to exploit. The connections she makes from contemporary headlines to novel plots are always well done. Partisans of Paretsky’s leftward leanings will cheer her character portrayals, while righter leaning readers may find her characters incomplete. Readers who like character-driven crime fiction are those most likely to enjoy this novel and this series.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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