Meet V.I. `Vic` Warchawski, a tough-as-nails Chicago P.I. When her cousin, ex-hockey star Boom Boom Warchawski, drowns on a busy delivery dock, V.I. becomes suspicious of how he died. While investigating the cause of his death, she is drawn into the dark underbelly of the Great Lakes shipping industry. The story unfolds slowly and lulls you into a false sense of security, until the first attempt on Vic`s life. After that it is a wild ride to the end with our heroine tirelessly putting the pieces of the case together, even in her dreams. Recommended for all hard-boiled detective fans.