Features Private Detective VI Warshawski.
Consuelo is sixteen, heavily pregnant and married to Fabiano - an unemployed gangster. The last thing she needs is a negligent doctor.When she is rushed into the Friendship private hospital, the staff are reluctant to treat her. Fortunately she has with her Vic Warshawski, family friend and ex-lawyer, to enforce her rights and ensure she receives correct treatment.But Consuelo and her baby are the tragic victims of a system so corrupt that it pays Fabiano to keep quiet. Anyone who can discover anything about the unorthodox dealings of the Friendship is in danger. And Vic's investigations are just about to begin.
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