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  • Title: A Drink Before the War
  • Author: Dennis Lehane
  • ISBN: 9780553818222
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback

  • 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 allegePatrick 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.
    Dennis Lehane
    Dennis Lehane born Aug 4th, 1966 is an American author He has written several novels, including the New York Times bestseller Mystic River, which was later made into an Academy Award winning film, also called Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon Lehane can be briefly seen waving from a car in the parade scene at the end of the film The novel was a finalist for the PEN Winship Award and won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel, the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction, and France s Prix Mystere de la Critique.


    Commentaires:

    Stephen
    My very first Dennis Lehane…and I LOVED every gorgeous, kick-ass, page-turning word of it. I loved the writingwhich paired genre grit and humor with a polished, emotive literary quality that you don’t often see in detective novels. I loved the plotwhich had a duo of private detectives trying to locate some “incriminating” documents for a group of political mucky mucks, and ending up mired in a conspiracy of dark family secrets, gang warfare, racial tensions and the U.S. Senate. I love [...]

    Will Byrnes
    Dennis Lehane - from Boston Magazine A noir touch, complete with nifty madcap dialogue and a dark sense of humor makes this a fun detective tale. It begins when two politicians come to PI Patrick Kenzie and employ him and partner Angela Gennaro to retrieve some documents purloined by a cleaning woman. What follows is a large scale gang-war between two of the most notorious lowlifes in Boston, two who share a surprising connection. Depravity, turf, shame, revenge all figure in this dark tale of e [...]

    Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    My friend Kelly recently read the fourth book in this series and clued me into it.I read Mystic River and Shutter Island by Lehane and they were both okay reads. This one I LOVED. You have Angie Gennaro who is tough as nails except for where it comes to her abusive husband. Then Patrick Kenzie. Kenzie has lots of daddy issues. Kenzie might just have lots of all kinds of issues.My gun is, as Angie would say, "not a fuck-around thing." It's a .44 magnum automatic-an "automag," they call it gleeful [...]

    Dan Schwent
    As a gang war looms on the horizon, private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired to find a missing woman who stole some documents from a senator. What they find could ignite a race war and burn Boston to the groundWhen I recently got caught up on Robert Crais's Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series, I wondered if I'd find an acceptable crime series to fill the void. Consider the void filled to the point of overflowing.A Drink Before the War stars PI team Patrick Kenzie and Angela Genn [...]

    Kemper
    Before he wrote Mystic River, Shutter Island or was part of the crime novelist dream team that worked with David Simon on The Wire, Dennis Lehane was just another writer trying to establish a private eye series. Of course, they’d end up being some of the best books of their kind because Lehane is just that damn good.Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro have been friends since their childhood growing up in a blue collar Boston neighborhood and now they’re partners in a detective agency. They’r [...]

    Nancy
    Posted at Shelf Inflicted Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are offered big bucks to find a cleaning woman who made off with some confidential documents. It sounds like a simple case, but there’s a lot more to those documents than just state secrets. Kenzie and Gennaro both grew up in blue-collar Dorchester and even though they’re tough, dealing with sleazy politicians and dangerous gangs takes all their energy, resolve and determination. The detectives have their own issues to deal with too [...]

    Manju
    this was surprisingly good.

    Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Actual rating : 4.5 starsDark and addictive, A Drink Before the War is probably one of the best thrillers I've ever read, and I can't wait to get my hands on the other books in the series. With none of the stereotypical crap I've learnt to dread, the characterization constitutes the greatest achievement of A Drink Before the War. Indeed I'm so tired of the one-dimensional archetypes which are often served to us on a silver platter. None of that here, but more nuances : none of them can be descri [...]

    Jason Koivu
    A crime drama set in '90s Boston?! Yes and thank you! I came of age in the 1990s just 45 minutes outside of Boston. So much of this book speaks to me.What didn't feel as intimate was the race relations/strife plot. There was one black family in my sleepy little suburban hometown when I grew up. I'm sure we had racists, but racism wasn't a thing because there weren't races, just a bunch of whi