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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 01/09/2006
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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.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780553818222
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 173 g
Dimensions: 178 x 106 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Hip, and with a plot in overdrive, relentlessly violent and cathartic" * Time Out *
"Truly excellent" * Daily Telegraph *

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“a drink before the war”

I couldn’t help but feel a wee bit old when reading this book. Set in 1993, the cars had cassette players and there were no mobile phones or internet to be seen. I remember those times, young though I may have been.... More

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27th January 2012
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