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eBook A Drink Before the War: A Novel (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro Series) download ISBN: 0062049100
Author: Dennis Lehane
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (April 26, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 368
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Category: Mystery
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A Drink Before the War is a crime novel by American writer Dennis Lehane, published in 1994. It was his debut novel. It is the first book in a series focusing on private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro

A Drink Before the War is a crime novel by American writer Dennis Lehane, published in 1994. It is the first book in a series focusing on private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. Private Investigators Kenzie and Gennaro are tasked to retrieve missing documents by a trio of politicians. The trail leads them into the midst of a gang war and reveals an act of child abuse. Kenzie struggles with memories of his own past while Gennaro deals with her abusive marriage.

Dennis Lehane's first novel, "A Drink Before the War," introduces readers to detective agency partners Patrick Kenzie (the first person narrator) and Angie Gennaro, characters whose series of novels has now grown to six, and to Boston from the winding, wealthy streets of Beacon Hill to th. .

Dennis Lehane's first novel, "A Drink Before the War," introduces readers to detective agency partners Patrick Kenzie (the first person narrator) and Angie Gennaro, characters whose series of novels has now grown to six, and to Boston from the winding, wealthy streets of Beacon Hill to the slums of Dorchester, "Southie" and Roxbury. This bold effort takes on corruption, race, class, gang warfare and intra-family abuse in its story of powerful Massachusetts politicians who hire Patrick and Angie to recover documents stolen by a black cleaning lady who turns out to have.

Book 1 of 6 in Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro (6 Book Series). Lehane's writing is stellar as he has shown time and time again. Unlike other of his books however, in 'A Drink Before the War,' there were no surprises. Also as usual, his tale is gritty.

When 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.

Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to find his missing daughter.

Sacred (read by Robert Lawrence, directed by . Howe, engineered by Kim King) Dying billionaire Trevor Stone hires Boston private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to find his missing daughter. Master of new noir Dennis Lehane magnificently evokes the dignity and savagery of working-class Boston in Darkness, Take My Hand, a terrifying tale of redemption. Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro’s latest client is a prominent Boston psychiatrist, runni. The Mighty Johns and Other Stories.

Book one of the Patrick Kenzie & Angela Gennaro series by Dennis Lehane. Dennis Lehane Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston. He’s published 10 novels, three of which (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, and Shutter Island) have been made into award-winning films. Mystery Novels Mystery Series Detective Series Good Books Books To Read Dennis Lehane Fiction Books Crime Books Book Recommendations.

Boston private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired to find four-year-old Amanda McCready, abducted from her bed on a warm, summer night. They meet her stoned-out, strangely apathetic mother, her loving aunt and uncle, the mother's dangerous, drug-addled friends, and two cops who've found so many abused or dead children they may be too far over the edge to come back. Dennis Lehane is the author of Sacred; Darkness, Take My Hand, and A Drink Before the War which won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel presented by the Private Eye Writers of America, and was also a Boston Globe best-seller. Dennis Lehane won a Shamus Award for A Drink Before the War, his first book about working-class Boston detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro.

Dennis Lehane is the author of ten previous novels-including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby . A Drink Before the War Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro Series (Том 1).

Dennis Lehane is the author of ten previous novels-including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day-as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He lives in California with his family. Библиографические данные.

A Drink Before the War" is the Shamus Award award winning debut novel by Dennis Lehane and was published in 1994. com/exclusive/] It is the first book in a series focusing on private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro.

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.

Comments: (7)
Celore
I don't think Dennis Lehane has it in him to write a bad book, but of the six or seven I have read, "Live by Night" was the most disappointing. It may be that the subject matter does not have much appeal for me. "The Given Day" is just as bloody and violent but it's also inspiring. I guess I just find it hard to believe in Joe Coughlin. He seems like to good a guy to lead the life of a gangster and yet he does. There's cognitive dissonance to his character that I find hard to reconcile. Also, the plot is a little too disjointed. All the transitions were a little too abrupt - especially the last few pages.
It took me awhile to engage with the book - like way more than I am used to - but I have to say once I got into it, i was completely hooked. Bottom line is that I recommend it. However, I would encourage anyone new to Lehane to start with "The Given Day", "Mystic River", "Shutter Island", "Since We Fell", "The Drop" first. It has been many years but I enjoyed his private detective series too. Especially "Moonlight Mile".
Pipet
I enjoy Lehane's writing and this book hooked me by the end of the first page - nothing like having one's feet in concrete and to be on one's way out into the center of the bay on a one way trip to focus one's view on mortality. The only regret I had was that the story ended. I know Ybor City as there is a certain restaurant there [the Columbia] where I have gone for Cuban food for many years. Lehane captures a time and the context of life in this place and Florida, a place far too many people associate with little old ladies with blue rise in their hair and Disney World with a dash of South Beach tossed in to season. Tamp/St Pete is a different place than that and has a history which is a great background for the events in this novel. Lehane did a good job capturing this world although I am sure there are those who would disagree with me.

Others will no doubt write about plot specifics. I will not because I do not want to spoil the read for people who buy the book. I do agree with those who compare if to the Godfather book. There are some differences because Coughlin is obviously not Italian and his father is a cop. But Lahane develops a great story based on Coughlin's life starting as a petty criminal and going on from there.
Qulcelat
This book had been lying around on my "to read" table for several months. I knew it was a best seller - that the movie made from it was nominated for an Academy Award - and yet, when I finally took it on vacation and read it - I have been kicking myself for not finding this author sooner. Dennis Lehane has a way with character development, plotting and diologue that is pure pleasure to read. His characters come alive, you become immursed in the plot and you have a hard time putting the book down as one chapter just pours into another. Most know by now that this is about three guys who grew up together in an area near Boston and how their lives were star crossed from the outset. You will get to know them, their wives, mothers, fathers, friends, and enemies and you will laugh with them, cry for them and sometimes pray for them. This is a top flight novel and a classic that will live in your memory for along, long, time.
avanger
This novel follows the life of a young Boston gangster, Joe Coughlin, through the Prohibition era. Joe, whose father is a senior police officer, craves the outlaw life and excitement of the night when the normal rules of society don't apply. He starts off as a small-time hoodlum holding up banks and speakeasies, then gets embroiled with a young woman who is also the lover of a big-time hoodlum, does a stretch in prison, survives by forming an alliance with a mafia chief and is sent down to Tampa Florida to take over the rum business for this boss' syndicate. There, he meets the love of his life.

The central proposition the book explores is whether bad money can lead to good; whether crime and violence can be whitewashed or redeemed. It also takes a look at religious morality versus practical morality. Joe is in many respects an honorable man in a dishonorable trade. He doesn't trade in violence for its own sake but is forced to resort to horrific violence periodically in order to survive. He is loyal to his friends and generous to his enemies. He is untainted by the racism of his era. He is not especially greedy in a world where everyone is greedy. He is, in the author's depiction, a fundamentally good man in a rotten world. And of course, this position is untenable and an awful price has to be extracted.

I must say I found this book less compelling than some of Lehane's wonderful moral tales set in the hard world of South Boston. There were periods when nothing much happens and the narrative tension slackens. The characters don't snap to life, especially the villains who are not sufficiently villainous. Joe's lover is also two-dimensional. The history was kind of interesting but the setting lacked the immediacy of Lehane's contemporary novels. And I thought the book lost momentum when the scene switched from Boston to Florida -- as if the blazing sun bleached and sapped the narrative strength. That said, it was still an interesting read.
Kulwes
Lehane is a heck of a writer . I suspect he is a liberal but he attempts to at least be a bit fair about social issues. That is the sign of a very good writer. This book is fast paced, has interesting characters, a subplot involving romance and lots of sensible violence. I liked it. I will read the next book in the series. Racial strife always gets the blood boiling and Lehane does a good job of showing people as they really are. A smart book.