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A Drink Before the War: A Novel
by Dennis Lehane

Published: 2011-04-26
Paperback : 368 pages
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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 ...

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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 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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Could you personally relate to any of the characters?
Would have done the same thing as Kenzie & Gennaro?
Was there a moral to the story?
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  "Fast-Paced, Easy Read - THUMBS UP!"by Burgo49 (see profile) 05/17/14

Wow. Great story and great moral to that story. Lehane was able to concisely put into perspective the disconnect between politicians and the public they serve, while developing an entertaining plot-line... (read more)

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