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A Drink Before the War (original 1994; edition 2003)
A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane (1994)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0380726238, Mass Market Paperback)Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are tough private investigators who know the blue-collar neighborhoods and ghettos of Boston's Dorchester section as only natives can. Working out of an old church belfry, Kenzie and Gennaro take on a seemingly simple assignment for a prominent politician: uncover the whereabouts of Jenna Angeline, a black cleaning woman who has allegedly stolen confidential Statehouse documents. But finding Jenna proves easy compared to staying alive once they have. The investigation escalates, implicating members of Jenna's family and rival gang leaders, while uncovering extortion, assassination, and child prostitution extending from bombed-out ghetto streets to the highest levels of state government.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:35 -0400)
Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro are private investigators in the blue-collar neighborhoods and ghettos of South Boston--they know it as only natives can. Working out of an old church belfry, Kenzie and Gennaro take on a seemingly simple assignment for a prominent politician: uncover the where-abouts of Jenna Angeline, a black cleaning woman who has allegedly stolen confidential state documents. Finding Jenna is easy compared to staying alive once they've got her. --from back cover.
(summary from another edition)
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