Title: A Drink Before The War
Publisher: Harcourt Brace
Publication Date: 1994
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1994. Harcourt Brace. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. Remainder Mark On Bottom Edge. 288 pages. hardcover. Signed by The Author. 015100093x. keywords: Mystery Boston Literature America. inventory # 23413. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are tough private investigators who know the blue-collar neighborhoods 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: 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 once they have. The investigation escalates, implicating members of Jenna's family and rival gang leaders, while uncovering extortion, assassination, and child prostitution extending from bombed-out ghetto streets to the highest levels of state government. This highly acclaimed first novel introduces an intrepid pair of tough Boston private investigators, Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. The duo are confronted by a cadre of powerful Boston politicos offering big money to locate a missing cleaning woman. As the investigation unfolds, the partners are soon drawn into the deadly crossfire among warring political factions. Very Good In Dustjacket. Remainder Mark On Bottom Edge. Bookseller Inventory # 23413
Synopsis: Taking on a seemingly simple assignment to pinpoint the whereabouts of a cleaning woman who has allegedly stolen confidential State House documents, private investigators Patrick and Angela uncover a ring of extortion, assassination, and child prostitution.
About the Author: Dennis Lehane holds an M.F.A. in creative writing and is the author of Sacred; Darkness, Take My Hand; Prayers for Rain; Gone, Baby, Gone; and Mystic River, which has been made into a feature film directed by Clint Eastwood, due in theaters October 2003. He lives in the Boston area.
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