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Sacred (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, Bk 3)
Sacred - Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, Bk 3
Author: Dennis Lehane
A beautiful, grief-stricken woman has vanished without a trace. So has the detective hired to find her. And a lot of money. Enter savvy, tough-nosed private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. Rooted in the no-nonsense streets of Boston's blue-collar Dorchester, they've seen it all -- and survived. But this case leads them i...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380726295
ISBN-10: 0380726297
Publication Date: 6/1/1998
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 171 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 4
ISBN 0380726297 - I'm always wary of reading book 3, mostly because I've rarely read book 1 or 2. That would be the case with Sacred, but worse because the book doesn't even mention that it IS book 3 anywhere on the cover.

Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are looking forward to some downtime after their last big case (see book #2). Instead, they get kidnapped. Having been kidnapped, they expect physical danger. Instead, they get hired. They don't really want the job, but the lure of the money involved does have some influence. Hired by a dying billionaire to find his missing daughter, the duo's greatest problem turns out to be figuring out who the "bad guys" really are. Religious nuts, a grief counseling group, the billionaire, his daughter and others are all on the list at one time or another. Staying one step ahead of the right bad guys is all that keeps them alive.

Light reading, sometimes too silly to be a good detective story, Sacred's worst feature is the periodic and unnecessary reference to the last case - just enough to interfere with the enjoyment of the book you're actually reading. Any good detective series ought to be made of books that stand alone and Sacred almost does that. On the plus side, making up for that, are two things: "This society's coming apart at the seams. Look at the evidence - Oklahoma City, the World Trade Center bombings, David Hasselhoff. It's all there." and the fact that the religious group in the book really are bad guys and nuts. Always love to see that!

- AnnaLovesBooks
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Helpful Score: 2
Fast-paced, twisting plot
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A great book ! #3 in the Kenzie/Genarro series. Dennis Lehane is one of my favorite authors. The book starts with a jolt as Patrick and Angie are kidnapped by a billionaire who wants them to find his missing daughter. Religious cults, Florida, and of course, Boston is involved. Lots of twists with a terrific ending.
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An excellent book that keeps you rivoted to your chaise! My first Dennis Lehane, but will not be the last! He and Angie Gennaro, are a perfect match!
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Good book, keeps you reading and guessing, not easily figured out.
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If you like Dennis Lehane, and the Kenzie/Gennaro books, this one will not disappoint. This one is less violent than the last two, which is not good or bad, just an observation.
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Another great one from Lehane. Would recommend reading the first two books of the series first (A Drink Before the War and Darkness, Take My Hand).

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