Monday, April 20, 2009

Book 26 of 52 -- Dennis LeHane's A Drink Before the War

Based upon customer reviews of Dennis LeHane's series of novels featuring detectives Kenzie and Gennaro, I bought all of them at one time and have just finished this series debut.

I am mesmerized by the characters: the detectives are sharp, quirky, risk-taking folks most of the time; and they surround themselves with a wonderful assortment of cohorts from Bubba the bodyguard to Devin and Oscar the cops.

Throw in a sympathetic priest and you have an excellent mix of lovable, if not quite understandable, characters.

The story was gripping, terrifying and believable.

I can't wait to start "Darkness, Take my Hand," the second in the series, but I am going to hold off for a book or two that I plan on reading because others let me borrow it.

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