Indemnity Only is by Sara Paretsky. The first book in the V.I. Warshawski series. For those readers unfamiliar with V.I., she is the typical Chicago private detective, only she's a woman. In this, her first appearance in print, we find her meeting an anonymous client. The "client" gives a false name and asks her to find his son's girlfriend whose name is also false. When she attempts to locate the girl she finds a dead body instead; the son of a prominent banker. Solving his death leads her into the seedy world of insurance fraud, corrupt union leaders, and hit men. If you're a Philip Marlowe fan, you'll fall in love with V.I. as well.
Ratings: Adult - 8 out of 10 - P (profanity) - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content).