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Private investigator Patrick Kenzie is in the middle of a personal crisis--he's lost his passion for the profession and is tired of people with their "predictable vices, their predictable needs and wants and dormant desires." Angie Gennaro, his occasional sweetheart, lifelong friend and fellow investigator has quit the business. She's still deeply resentful about Patrick's handling of the Amanda McCready case, the focus of Gone, Baby, Gone. Without Angie, private investigating has lost its fizz.
The suicide of a former client, Karen Nichols, gives Kenzie his investigative itch back. Six months earlier, Kenzie tracked down a stalker who had been harassing Nichols and put an end to his heinous hobby. But Nichols needed more help than this PI could ever have imagined. "She'd been drowning and I'd been busy." The successful, middle-class young woman had been sinking into a sea of drugs, alcohol and prostitution, hitting the bottom when she jumped from the Boston Custom House. Her death consumes Kenzie--he is convinced that someone pulled her into the vortex, although her nearest and dearest simply call her weak.
Kenzie teams up with his explosive, loving, gun-toting friend Bubba Rogowski, and, after a boozy reunion, Angie Gennaro joins them. This fearless threesome must surely be the most original team in contemporary crime fiction. Good at the core--but seriously screwed up by various demons from their pasts--tact and decorum is hardly their style. They work their way across Boston, doing whatever it takes to question Nichols's family and acquaintances. By unveiling the real Nichols, tragic family secrets, betrayals and conspiracies are also unmasked.
If you haven't experienced Dennis Lehane's world before, be prepared for an invigorating new reading experience. --Naomi Gesinger --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
This is another superb example of compelling narrative and vividly realised characters. Possibly not as good as gone baby gone but then almost nothing is.Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
Lehane is one of the best thriller writers there is, and Kenzie and Gennaro are a great team.Published 4 months ago by Geek Goddess
I like all Dennis Lehanes Books. At the moment my favourite reading matterPublished 4 months ago by Dorothy Donnelly
As always Dennis Lehane delivers, suspense, lots of unexpected turns, great dialogues, lots of humour together with occasional explosions of violence. A must read!Published 4 months ago by Veronica Franco
Always a nice story running alongside the assignment on the personal side of life. Brilliant themes running through that make you feel like you know the main characters and really... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jennifer
Dennis Lehane always writes a good read and keeps the plot ticking along. Characters are interesting even if they all appear to be the most dangerous in the world.Published 12 months ago by Mr. Wsb Woodall