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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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A mystery with a compelling plot, a diabolical and despicable main villain, and the usual amusing banter between Patrick, Angie, and Bubba. What more could you want? Read morePublished 11 days ago by Scott Albin
I like everything I've read by Dennis Lehane and this is no exception. Light, smart enough twists, keep me engaged. Talented writer.Published 14 days ago by NikiMiami
I enjoyed this one. While the mixture of Kenzie and Gennaro and their dialogue seemed genuine and action suspenseful, the plot and the characters surrounding it were too... Read morePublished 26 days ago by W. Perry Hall
I think the best yet off Patrick, Annie and the wonderfully colorful bubba, who seems finally to have a woman that maybe understands and appreciates him and his lifestyle,bizarre... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dayle L. Law
Prayers for Rain is as good as any in this riveting series by Dennis Lehane - a page-turner to the very endPublished 2 months ago by John Reacher
Another excellent story from Mr. Lehane. Really hope he continues Kenzie and Gennaro, they seem to be realPublished 2 months ago by scott4817