A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro #1)

by 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 Boston politicians is willing to pay Kenzie and Gennaro big money for a seemingly small job: to find the missing cleaning woman who stole some secretdocuments.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 267 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.96 out of 5
  • Published November 1st 1994 by Houghton Mifflin
  • Original Title: A Drink Before the War
  • ISBN: 015100093X (ISBN13: 9780151000937)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Kenzie & Gennaro #1
  • Characters: Angie Gennaro
  • Patrick Kenzie
  • Literary Awards: Anthony Award Nominee for Best First Novel (1995)
  • Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel (1995)

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 the 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.