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Sacred by Dennis Lehane
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Dec 09, 2010

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bookshelves: 1990s, dennis-lehane, kindle-editions
Read from December 09 to 19, 2010

The third installment in Dennis Lehane's Kenzie/Gennaro series continues what I feel to be a slight decline as we page through the adventures of the two detectives' neo-noir mysteries.

A billionaire's daughter is kidnapped. He, in turn, kidnaps our protagonists Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to track her down. What ensues are investigations of a religious cult, drug trafficking in Florida and a somewhat twisty (although less compelling than Lehane's prior outings) mystery of actually finding said daughter.

That said, Lehane has been better, but the solid mystery is still there, as are periods of insightful prose (often imparted by protagonist Kenzie) and real thrills.

Bottom line: I still enjoyed the book, but not as much as "Shutter Island" (which was what got me into really wanting to read all of Lehane's work) or "A Drink Before the War".

Fans of Lehane and the mystery genre would probably enjoy this.

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