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Hard up for money, V.I. Warshawski resists investigating Home Free, a charitable organization for the homeless headed by an old college flame, until one of its board members is murdered in the detective's own office. The tracks she follows leads her to the trail of tormented runaways and a cynical financial fraud that stretches from Chicago's banks to the halls of Congress. As she nears the dramatic climax between her private happiness and her sense of justice.