A Drink Before The War

Dennis Lehane's remarkable debut is at once a pulsating crime thriller and a mirror of our world, one in which the worst human horrors are found closest to home, and the most vicious obscenities are committed in the name of love.

A Drink Before The War

A Drink Before The War

Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are tough private investigators who know the blue-collar neighbourhoods and ghettos of Boston's Dorchester section as only natives can. Working out of an old church belfry, Kenzie and Gennaro take on a seemingly simple assignment for a prominent politician: to uncover the whereabouts of Jenna Angeline, a black cleaning woman who has allegedly stolen confidential Statehouse documents. But finding Jenna proves easy compared to staying alive. The investigation escalates, uncovering a web of corruption extending from bombed-out ghetto streets to the highest levels of state government. With slick, hip dialogue and a lyrical narrative pocked by explosions of violence, A Drink Before the War confronts a city in which institutionalized bigotry and corruption are often the norm, and the true nature of 'racial incidents' is rarely clear. Dennis Lehane's remarkable debut is at once a pulsating crime thriller and a mirror of our world, one in which the worst human horrors are found closest to home, and the most vicious obscenities are committed in the name of love.

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A Drink Before The War
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Dennis Lehane
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-30 - Publisher: Random House

Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are tough private investigators who know the blue-collar neighbourhoods and ghettos of Boston's Dorchester section as only natives can. Working out of an old church belfry, Kenzie and Gennaro take on a seemingly simple assignment for a prominent politician: to uncover the whereabouts of Jenna
A Drink Before the War
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Dennis Lehane
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-26 - Publisher: Harper Perennial

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
A Drink Before the War
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Dennis Lehane
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-06 - Publisher: William Morrow

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
A Drink Before the War
Language: en
Pages: 632
Authors: Dennis Lehane
Categories: Boston (Mass.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:

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Darkness, Take My Hand
Language: en
Pages: 500
Authors: Dennis Lehane
Categories: Gennaro, Angela (Fictitious character)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:

When detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro agree to protect the son of a prominent psychiatrist they soon find bodies are piling up around them. And what's more all the clues point to an unlikely suspect - a serial killer who has been in prison for twenty years, so he

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