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Darkness, Take My Hand

Lehane, Dennis

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ISBN 10: 0688143806 / ISBN 13: 9780688143800
Published by William Morrow & Co, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. Dennis Lehane returns with the second novel featuring the gritty tough talking private eye duo of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. It's an Indian summer day when Patrick and Angela take on a the case of a prominent psychiatrist whose son has inadvertently angered a made member of the Boston Irish Mafia. As they're drawn in deeper, the bodies start to pile up and Patrick and Angela realize there's more to the case that what they've told, since the prime suspect has been incarcerated for more than twenty years. This is an excellently written hard-boiled mystery that never lets up until the last word. Highly recommended and a worthy follow-up to Lehane's first mystery in this series and Shamus award-winning first novel, A Drink Before the War. Rubbing to flaps, light bump to spine, small nick to rear board. Bookseller Inventory # 1002091

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Title: Darkness, Take My Hand

Publisher: William Morrow & Co, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Boldly SIGNED By the Author on the Title Page.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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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, running scared from a vengeful Irish mob. The private investigators know about cold-blooded retribution. Born and bred on the mean streets of blue-collar Dorchester, they’ve seen the darkness that lives in the hearts of the unfortunate.

But an evil for which even they are unprepared is about to strike, as secrets that have long lain dormant erupt, setting off a chain of violent murders that will stain everything – including the truth.

With razor-sharp dialogue and penetrating prose, Darkness, Take My Hand is another superior crime novel from the author of Mystic River; Gone, Baby, Gone; and Shutter Island.

Review:

In Darkness, Take My Hand, Dennis Lehane gives readers an authentic view of the Boston suburb of Dorchester, the scene of A Drink Before the War, winner of the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America. Dorchester, a solid blue-collar town with no shortage of good spots at which to sully up to the bar for a beer, is tarnished by a 20-year string of strangely similar killings. Patrick Kenzie, a local, becomes the improbable hero of this tale when he makes it his business to solve the slayings. The characters he encounters in Dorchester, with their distinctive accents and colorful pasts, make this mystery not only thrilling, but wildly entertaining.

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