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Dennis Lehane won a Shamus Award for A Drink Before the War, his first book about working-class Boston detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. His second in the series, Darkness, Take My Hand, got the kind of high octane reviews that careers are made of. Now Lehane not only survives the dreaded third-book curse, he beats it to death with a stick. Sacred is a dark and dangerous updating of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, as dying billionaire Trevor Stone hires Kenzie and Gennaro to find his daughter, Desiree. Patrick's mentor, a wonderfully devious detective named Jay Becker, has already disappeared in St. Petersburg, Florida, while working the case, so the two head there to pick up a trail. Desiree, of course, is nothing like the sweet and simple beauty described by her father, and even Chandler would have been amazed by the plot twists that Lehane manages to keep coming. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
YA?Dying billionaire Trevor Stone has his thugs kidnap sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro and bring them to his mansion so he can hire them to find his missing daughter, Desire. She is supposedly grief-stricken over the death of her mother and the impending death of her father but it becomes clear that she may not be the sweet and beautiful daughter her father describes. Patrick's mentor, Jay Becker, was the first investigator on the case but he has also disappeared. Patrick and Angie follow the trail to Florida after a brief encounter with a group of religious swindlers who may be involved with the disappearances. Every person they meet adds more confusion and conflicting information to the puzzling case. The intricate mystery of the changing identity of Desire, dangerous car chases, bloody shoot-outs, and the humorous dialogue between Patrick and Angie, all with subtle romantic overtones, will keep YAs happily turning pages.?Katherine Fitch, Lake Braddock Middle School, Burke, VA
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Not bad but doesn't hold a candle to Robert Parker, Robert Crais or ev en Harlan Coben(who in my eyes is the true master of suspense). Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by Victoria
Though this book is a little less off-the-wall funny than his previous 2, it's also less violent. His writing gets quite poetic at times and I enjoy the twists and turns of the... Read morePublished on March 28 2004 by kate
great book, hilarious, more so than his others, true its slightly more light than his usual books but its still good
also to the guy who says that dylan has no album called... Read more
I am a lazy reviewer - forgive me for that! The Kenzie/Gennaro series is intriguing but this work is weak and more of a necessary read than an enjoyable one. Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2003 by fiskardon
A completely enjoyable read. I'm a sucker for the wise-cracking detective genre, so Lehane's Kenzie and Gennaro really make me laugh. Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2003
I love Stone Barrington, but Patrick is everything stone is and more. I haven't finished this book and I am already hooked. Read morePublished on June 13 2003 by Duke
Weak plot but still the same smart dialogue and that is the book's saving grace.Published on June 3 2003
I read Lehane's first two books and enjoyed them immensely. But Sacred was so bad that I am very angry that I wasted several hours reading it. Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2003 by john c.