By Sara Paretsky
The very last thing V.I. Warshawski was once watching for whilst she confirmed up at Chicago's membership Gouge used to be that she'd finish up cradling a demise functionality artist in an alley. A PTSD-stricken soldier is presumed to blame of the homicide, yet it is as much as V.I. to determine what forms of shady actions are particularly occurring at membership Gouge...
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Of course she does, but she likes to be called the Body Artist, so we all respect that. ” “You’re right, I was a snot. Sorry. I found it disquieting to watch her. The way she talks, the way she holds herself, she seems contemptuous of her audience, or at least of people like me. Maybe she’s bold and heroic, turning stereotypes on their heads, and I only was uncomfortable because I’m not liberated enough. ” Mr. Contreras exploded. “Sitting stark stone naked in front of an audience? I’m ashamed of the both of you.
A cop poked his head through the open ambulance door. ” Dead woman, I started to say, but I was too exhausted to fight that battle tonight. Nadia was dead, and whatever one called her, it wouldn’t bring her back to life. I didn’t move from the bench facing the stretcher but croaked out a yes. ” the cop said. ” I handed the blanket back to the ambulance crew and let the cop give me a hand as I jumped off the back. Nadia was lying where I’d left her, her face silver under the blue strobes, the blood on her chest black.
By the time I’d bumped through the ice and potholes to the street, the men were circling back along Lake Street, toward the main entrance to the club. “Vic, not that I’m trying to tell you what to do, but you know I’m not going to risk my fingers if you go after them,” Jake said. ” His tone was light, but he wasn’t joking—his fingers were his livelihood. I didn’t know whether to laugh or feel hurt. “Do you really see me as someone who’s so pining to fight that I’d take on five drunks twice my size and half my age?