Bob is walking home from work one night and, in a trash can, finds a puppy that has been badly abused. In doing so, Bob meets a woman, lonely and somewhat damaged, much like Bob. The puppy binds them together, although the relationship is ambiguous for some time. He works at his cousin Marv’s bar. Well, it’s not really Marv’s bar anymore. The Chechens own it, but it seems like Marv’s bar most of the time. The bar is robbed, the Chechens are mad, the cops are less than helpful, and a string of ugly incidents shine a light on this seamy place and gritty characters who populate—like a bad car accident you don’t want to look at, but you just can’t tear your eyes away. An old mystery is at the heart of all of this.
Dennis Lehane has a new book out. For those who are fans of his work, this is cause for celebration. Nobody does it better in the category of mystery/crime/thrillers. Nobody creates more interesting and real characters. Nobody can take readers to the seamiest places in Boston like Lehane can. This is classic Lehane and will not disappoint. Don’t miss it.
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