Deadlock, V I Warshawksias second case, involves the huge Great Lakes shipping industry. Once again the subject is murderathis time the aaccidental deatha of Boom-Boom Warshawski, an ex-hockey star and V Ias beloved cousin, who fellaor was pushedaoff a rain-slicked pier on Chicagoas busy waterfront. Convinced that Boom-Boom was in fact killed because of information he had uncovered about criminal doings on the shipping lines, V I begins a long and frustrating search for her cousinas murderer. In the course of an investigation that takes her to a remote Canadian port city and a calamitous trip on a sabotaged freighter, V I finds all too many possible candidates for the killer, including a grain company executive involved in extortion; and rival heads of two shippers, one of whom is being blackmailed for his criminal past; a hockey player whose specialty is graft; and Boom-Boomas lover, an icily beautiful dancer with expensive tastes in men and merchandise.Deadlock, V I Warshawksias second case, involves the huge Great Lakes shipping industry.
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