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A Drink Before the War (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, Bk 1)
A Drink Before the War - Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, Bk 1
Author: Dennis Lehane
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 B...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780380726233
ISBN-10: 0380726238
Publication Date: 7/1/1996
Pages: 286
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 198 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
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algernon99 avatar reviewed A Drink Before the War (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, Bk 1) on + 416 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I enjoyed this book. It seems that Lehane was just warming up for the books yet to come in this series. I had to quit reading the series because they good too gritty, too shockingly violent and graphic, and too nasty for me. This one gives a taste of what is to come, but is still bearable. Lehane has talent; he just took it in a direction that will please many--just not me.
ilovedale3 avatar reviewed A Drink Before the War (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, Bk 1) on + 524 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The first in the Kenzie/Gennaro series, this book was good. I like the relationship between the main characters and the action is non-stop. However, this book gets a little too bogged down in racial tension and politics. A good story, but relied to much on shock factor. Plus, the idea of tough character Angie Gennaro being abused regularly by her husband is a little far-fetched. Otherwise, a good read for those who like PI/cop stories that are gritty and true-to-life.
Twintoni avatar reviewed A Drink Before the War (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, Bk 1) on + 133 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is the first book with the characters of Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro, written by Dennis Lehane who also wrote Mystic River. This is an action packed crime story about justice, right and wrong and human suffering. A hard to put down book and I can't wait to read the other stories in this series.
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