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Private detective partners Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired to find Jenna Angeline, a missing black cleaning woman who allegedly stole confidential state documents, but as their investigation becomes complicated by rival gang leaders, extortion, child prostitution, and assassination reaching to the highest levels of government, they discover that their target has been framed.
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ISBN-13:  978-0380726233
Author:  Dennis Lehane
Publisher:  Harpercollins
Date Published:  July 01, 1996
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Pros: The way the city and characters come to life     Cons: The way the characters are cliched     The Bottom Line: Tom Brady is out for the season!     As I read through Dennis Lehane's novel A Drink Before the War, a thought occurred to me: The result-getting, rule-breaking private eye has become a cliche. I've seen so many stories about detectives who go under the rules in the name of getting results that I'm getting sick of these guys. …
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