A Drink Before the War (Paperback)

A Novel (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro Series #1)

By Dennis Lehane

William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780062049100, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/12/2011)
Paperback (9/1/2003)
Mass Market (7/1/1996)
Mass Market (7/27/2010)
Hardcover (6/1/2000)
Paperback, Chinese (4/18/2013)

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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.

About the Author

Dennis Lehane is the author of thirteen 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.