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A Drink Before the War - Dennis Lehane
A Drink Before the War
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As richly complex and brutal as the terrain it depicts, here is the mesmerizing, darkly original novel that heralded the arrival of Dennis Lehane, the master of the new noir—and introduced Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, his smart and tough private investigators weaned on the blue-collar... show more
As richly complex and brutal as the terrain it depicts, here is the mesmerizing, darkly original novel that heralded the arrival of Dennis Lehane, the master of the new noir—and introduced Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, his smart and tough private investigators weaned on the blue-collar streets of Dorchester. A cabal of powerful Boston politicians is willing to pay Kenzie and Gennaro big money for a seemingly small job: to find a missing cleaning woman who stole some secret documents. As Kenzie and Gennaro learn, however, this crime is no ordinary theft. It's about justice, about right and wrong. But in Boston, finding the truth isn't just a dirty business . . . it's deadly.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780062049100 (0062049100)
ASIN: 62049100
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 351
Edition language: English
Series: Kenzie & Gennaro -5 included (#1)
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
4.0 "A Drink Before The War - Kenzie and Gennaro #1" by Dennis Lehane
How can this be my first Dennis Lehane book? How did I miss someone who writes like this? I went into the book in complete ignorance because I liked the title. I was immediately impressed by a new style of hard-boiled PI that mixes swagger with self-deprecation, reluctant empathy and hate-driven...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro #1)
Please note that I gave this book 3.5 stars. Due to Goodreads not allowing for half stars, I rounded it up to 4 stars here. I got the books in this series years ago because I really l loved the movie, "Gone, Baby Gone." I think I started this book and just went meh. I decided to re-read it and get t...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
3.0 A Drink Before the War Review
This is my first experience with a Dennis Lehane book. I've seen the movie adaptations of Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River, and Shutter Island but had yet to read something by him. Last night I figured I would remedy that. Thanks to the magic that is Minecraft and Audible, I was able to blow through it ...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
3.0 reading a detective series 20 years after it was written
Shopping for a new series to sink into. Found this. Very male with a side of daddy issues. Very 90s, featuring Depeche Mode as new music. I kind of liked it, but kind of had early 90s PTSD from it. I won't make judgment on the author, but I will say that the discussion on race and crime has ...
A Few Thoughts
A Few Thoughts rated it
2.0 A Drink Before the War
Almost everything in this book was a terrible cliche. I'm not sure I've ever read another book that was trying so very hard to say something important and failing so miserably. It's like a book version of Crash. Even the jokes were flat.Still, there was a bit of something in some of these charact...
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