and 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: to uncover the whereabouts of Jenna Angeline, a black
cleaning woman who has allegedly stolen confidential state documents. Finding
Jenna, however, is easy compared to staying alive once they’ve got her.
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 government.
A Drink Before the
War, the first in Lehane’s
acclaimed series with Boston detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro, is a
remarkable debut that is at once a pulsating crime thriller and a mirror of our
world, one in which the worst human horrors are found closest to home, and the
most vicious obscenities are committed in the name of love. Download and start listening now!