A Drink Before the War (Mass Market Paperbound)

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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 the 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.

About the Author

Dennis Lehane is the author of ten novels, including the "New York Times" bestsellers "Gone, Baby, Gone"; "Mystic River"; "Shutter Island"; "The Given Day"; "Moonlight Mile"; and "Live by Night", as well as "Coronado", a collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, divide their time between Boston and the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061998843
ISBN-10: 0061998842
Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication Date: August 2010
Pages: 351
Language: English