Prayers for Rain (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, Book 5) by Dennis Lehane

By Dennis Lehane

The grasp of the hot noir, Dennis Lehane grants a shattering story of evil, depravity, and justice that captures the darkish realism of Boston’s gritty blue-collar streets.

Private Investigator Patrick Kenzie desires to understand why a former buyer, a perky girl in love with lifestyles, may perhaps, inside of six months, bounce bare from a Boston landmark -- the ultimate fall in a spiral of self-destruction. What he reveals is a sadistic stalker who exact the younger girl and methodically drove her to her loss of life. A monster the legislations can’t contact. yet Kenzie can. He and his former accomplice, Angela Gennaro, will struggle a mind-twisting conflict by contrast psychopath at the same time he turns his methods on them.

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Riley sparked a match. Luca studied Riley’s face and noticed how he had aged. Riley had always sported dark patches around his eyes, but now they were more noticeable, more ingrained, and they were accompanied by hollowness around the cheekbones, a stretched, almost mummified pallor. Riley was a man, thought Luca, who oozed decay. “You don’t look too happy, D’Andrea,” said Riley in his well-­heeled staccato. ” Riley grinned a yellow-­toothed grin, and Luca took a long drag on his cigarette. Riley was wearing a cream-­colored blazer and a straw boater with a red silk band wrapped around the crown.

During Luca’s trial, Riley’s newspaper had run a series of exposés on him, using editorials Riley had written to stoke up public outrage. The reporter smiled at him, reached into his pocket for a cigarette case of tarnished brass, and proffered the contents to Luca. Luca peered at the cigarettes and picked one out. Riley sparked a match. Luca studied Riley’s face and noticed how he had aged. Riley had always sported dark patches around his eyes, but now they were more noticeable, more ingrained, and they were accompanied by hollowness around the cheekbones, a stretched, almost mummified pallor.

She worked as a prostitute in the honky-­tonks across the river, rough places full of levee workers and longshoremen, and it was in one such place, the Brickhouse, that Lewis had met her the previous spring. Although Mayann was in no position to criticize a working girl on account of her job, both she and Ida couldn’t help but feel that Daisy was below Lewis, and worse yet, she made him miserable. Mayann had given her blessing begrudgingly, and a few months shy of Lewis’s eighteenth birthday, he and Daisy had married at city hall, less than five weeks after first meeting each other.

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