Sacred 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

  • Title: Sacred
  • Author: Dennis Lehane
  • ISBN: 9780553818260
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 andDennis 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.

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  • Dennis Lehane

    Dennis Lehane born Aug 4th, 1966 is an American author He has written several novels, including the New York Times bestseller Mystic River, which was later made into an Academy Award winning film, also called Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon Lehane can be briefly seen waving from a car in the parade scene at the end of the film The novel was a finalist for the PEN Winship Award and won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel, the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction, and France s Prix Mystere de la Critique.


  • I'm really trying to read this series slowly when all I want to do it gobble them all up in one sitting. Kenzie and Angie are healing from the wounds from the previous two books. These two live a hard life. The book begins when they both are drugged and kidnapped. When they awaken they learn that an old dying rich man has kidnapped them wanting them to take his case.He has more money than he can spend and Kenzie and Angie will take the case because. Money. And because he is grieving for his rece [...]

  • Dennis Lehane - image from LA Times The significance of the title is PI Patrick Kenzie’s love for his partner, Angie. This stands in stark contrast to the unholy relationship between some other characters in this tale. Billionaire Trevor Stone wants the PI pair to track down his daughter. Time is of the essence as the old guy is on death’s door. Adding flavor is that Patrick’s mentor had been hired to find her already and has now gone missing himself. Lehane gives us a nifty look at a Grie [...]

  • Posted at Shelf InflictedIn the third book of the Kenzie/Gennaro series, Patrick and Angie are hired to find a dying billionaire’s missing daughter. They learn that the detective he previously hired and who trained Patrick, has also disappeared under mysterious circumstances. There are lots of twists and turns in this case, a grieving daughter, people who are not what they appear to be, a cult that exploits the grief and vulnerabilities of its recruits, a family who behaves badly, and a lot of [...]

  • Inferior to the first two Kenzie-Genaro mysteries, for two reasons: 1) Kenzie is falling in love with Genaro, and he tells us how hot she is so many times that it gets in the way of the story, and 2) half of the book is set in Florida not Boston. I don't mind the fact that our two heroes are out of their element, but Lehane is out of his element too--and it shows.

  • Edit 09/19 : As I can't help but reread some parts a billion times (GEE! (view spoiler)[you'll know what I mean (hide spoiler)]), I can safely change this rating into a 5. Loyalty and love will always win me, I guess."Everyone is suspect. Everyone is suspect.It was starting to become my mantra."I'll tell you this : Read this series, because it's basically awesomeness in a bottle. You've got Patrick, sarcastic and clever detective who stole my heart (I mean - just marry me already), Angie, his pa [...]

  • When Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are strong-armed and then enticed by a billionaire to find his missing daughter, dead or alive, they have no idea of the web of lies they are about to be entangled in, a web that has already made Patrick's mentor vanish without a traceOne of the reasons I've gravitated toward detective fiction in my old age is that I'm far more likely to be taken by surprise. This book surprised me more than looking into my rear-view mirror on a midnight drive and finding a [...]

  • Maybe honor was in its twilight. Maybe it had always been heading that way. Or worse, maybe it had always been an illusion.Everyone is suspect. Everyone is suspect. It was starting to become my mantra.It goes without saying that I'm a picky little shit. I have rules upon rules, and I turn down rec after rec from friends because I am just that critical. It's not because I don't trust my friends's more than that. Imagine knowing precisely what you want. And when you find it, your eyes light up and [...]

  • Marvellous!The best so farin the Kenzie & Gennaro series. As usual with my reviews, please first read the publisher’s blurb/summary of the book so that I don't have to repeat the basic plot.Great complex plot, interesting lying characters, a marvellous femme-fatale, twists and turns that Chandler would love, and plenty of action scenes, although fantasy Hollywood Physics abound and people fly across rooms when hit by bullets * Godzilla Facepalm * The pacing throughout is great and only fal [...]

  • For most people getting hired by a billionaire and paid a huge sum of money to do a job that includes going to sunny Florida via private jet would be a career highlight. Of course, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro aren’t most people so readers of this series know things will go badly. Hell, I’m surprised their plane didn't crash.Patrick and Angie are still recovering from the events in the previous book. Their detective agency is closed for business, and they’re spending most of their time [...]

  • A Bone to Pick With Mr. LehaneWell Dennis, I hope you're happy with yourself because you've pretty much shot my street cred with your depiction of Marblehead in this one—all those years of referring to it as M'hood, my clever use of the zip code in dubbing the town police force the "0194-five-oh," all shattered as soon as Patrick Kenzie wakes up in the mansion of a mysterious billionaire (the dimensions of which I'm pretty sure wouldn't actually fit anywhere on the Marblehead Neck, so there!) [...]

  • Damn good book in a damn good series.This one is pretty twisty. Kenzie and Ange are still recovering from the events of the last book (Darkness, Take My Hand), when a wealthy man hires them to find his daughter.Sacred started by going off in one direction, took a brief turn toward Carl Hiassen and then settled into the feeling that our heroes had wandered into the middle of Chandler's The Big Sleep.I'm just sorry I finished it so quickly.

  • Recommended by Corey.Another good book by Dennis Lehane.Boston's Patrick Kenzie & Angie Gennaro private investigators are hired in a unusual way by rich but sick Billionaire Trevor Stone with not much time to live. He has them kidnapped to see if they want to work a case for him? He pays them $50,000 for the inconvenience of kidnapping & taking them to his home. They are able to leave by just reviewing the possible investigation he requests.Trevor's offer starts by paying them over two m [...]

  • Patrick and Angie discover that they are being followed, but they underestimate their stalkers and they get kidnapped. "Luckily" for them, it's just a dying billionaire that wants to hire them to find his daughter before he dies. And they feel for him, especially Angie and agree to take the case. What could go wrong, it's just a missing person case? Of course, nothing is as it seems and this missing case turned out to be a much bigger case than they had bargained for and as usual, they just can' [...]

  • There’s something ugly about the flawlessFollowing the events of Darkness, Take My Hand, Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro have shuttered their agency and have begun to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. A year has passed when they’re approached (and by approached, I mean drugged and tossed in the back of a van) by an ailing man desperate to find his missing daughter. The pair are hesitant to accept but when enticed by a hefty sum of cash, it becomes an offer they cannot refuse.Sac [...]

  • Dying billionaire Trevor Stone (who is clearly not telling all), hires in an outlandish way the Boston pairing of private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, partners (sometimes sleeping partners), to find his missing daughter Desiree, a depressed young women who may or may not be in the Florida area mixed up in god knows what. Following Patrick's vanished mentor Jay Becker as a beginning leads to a maelstrom of beatings, betrayals, unmaskings, resurrections, wise cracking smart talk, [...]

  • Sacred is the 3rd entry in the Kenzie/Gennaro series, and the tone was lighter and more mild than in Darkness Take My Hand, didn't feel as dark or gritty, still wildly entertaining however!This time Kenzie and Gennaro, (who are still recovering from their horrifying ordeal at the conclusion of Darkness Take My Hand) are approached by millionaire businessman Trevor Stone who is dying of cancer, and he hires them to track down his missing daughter, who has disappeared without a trace, not only tha [...]

  • A great series to star from the beginning - and then just keep on going ! The 3rd in the series and I enjoyed it very much!

  • I read a lot in the mystery genre, and I have learned to appreciate most of the formulas that go into building a decent thriller. The problem, though, with formula is that it makes for a generally predictable storyline. In a run-of-the-mill thriller, you can often spot who the femme fatale character is, or who among the list of suspects is the next to be "unexpectedly" murdered, or (in some cases) even who the killer is from the beginning. Dennis Lehane doesn't write run-of-the-mill thrillers. L [...]

  • Angie and Patrick have more or less given up detective work after a shootout that left them physically and mentally scarred when they are kidnapped by Trevor Stone, an immensely wealthy man, dying of cancer, who wants them to find his daughter Desiree who has disappeared along with Patrick’s mentor, Jay Becker, another Boston detective.As with most good stories, the ostensible is rarely part of the outcome. This one truly has a plot built on shifting sands. Take nothing for granted.I liked the [...]

  • This book just sucked me right in. The pacing is almost flawless, as far as this kind of thing is concerned. It's the third in a series, and there are some intriguing references to the events of previous novels, which, unfortunately, I haven't (yet) read. So, more books to add to my "to-read" pile.There is quite a bit of wit and wordplay, which Lehane seems to handle remarkably well. I don't recall Shutter Island being quite the same, but anyway. Despite the fact that this isn't groundbreaking s [...]

  • Pue la MerdeThis is the worst Kenzie & Gennaro novel, nothing like the intriguing, provocative and suspenseful #4, Gone, Baby, Gone. Nor does it have the grittiness, suspense or sexual tension in #2, Darkness, Take My Hand. Instead, Sacred feeds you successive lines of disconnected bulls**t, and asks you to buy the whole ranch in one of the most ridiculous plots in modern day detective/suspense novels.In sum, a quickly forgettable, unrealistic (non-)suspense novel.

  • The part in bold applies to the entire Patrick Kensie / Angie Gennero series.After watching the moving 'Gone Baby Gone' I wanted to read this series of books. I wasn't disappointed. The stories may not be classics, but they grab you and you want to read to the end. Most importantly for me, I like the main characters. Even when they do things that make me mad, it feels like when I'm mad at a friend and I know I'll get over it. I can relate to them and I feel like they're my friends even when I wa [...]

  • I read this book in 3 days. While reading it was like 'duuude this book is goooooood, so much action, so many twists, give me more, give me more'. But now thinking about it in retrospect, having completed the whole thing it has more or less left me pretty dissatisfied. I read it a couple of weeks ago and it already feels a little forgettable. The book definitely mellows out from the first two. It explores more the relationship between Patrick and Angie, which is a good thing, and also changes th [...]

  • Dennis Lehane doesn't spell out the identity of the incestuous hybrid if counseling service/cult. Yet, as clearly as Lord British' "Brotherhood" in the Ultima series of computer role-playing games was inspired by the Dianetics self-help/Church of Scientology relationship, so is the relationship described in Sacred--a relationship that is anything BUT sacred.Lots of relationships are anything but sacred in this mystery. The patron is a Bostonian version of the southern millionaire transplanted to [...]

  • In ‘Sacred’, Kenzie and Gennaro are hired by a not wholly trustworthy billionaire, who is dying of cancer, to find his missing daughter, Desiree. It’s the third book of the Kenzie and Gennaro series and one in which the trail leads them out of their beloved Boston to Miami, for most of the course of the novel, before returning home for the closing chapters. ‘Sacred’ is the least satisfying of series of the four K and G novels I have read so far. It is probably the change in backdrop, M [...]

  • Hmmmmmeone liked one of my reviews and I checked out this person's reading list as well as their reviews and heard mention somewhere in there a sentence or two about heroes, one likeable, the otherwell, more along the lines of a sociopath. Dennis Lehane, among other authors was mentioned in this respect.As always, my curiosity was piqued, and although I checked out the other named authors I did finally settle on Dennis Lehane. It was a good decision. Perhaps one of the best reading decisions eve [...]

  • 3rd in the Patrick Kenzie/Angela Gennaro series.[return][return]By unorthodox means, Gennaro and Kenzie are hired by an incredibly wealthy and powerful but dying businessman to find his daughter who, stricken with grief by several deaths within a short period of time, has disappeared. Disappeared as well is the private detective Kenzie s mentor who was originally hired to find her.[return][return]So begins the 3rd installment in the series. The trail leads the pair to Florida and back to Boston [...]

  • Everything is just dandy with the old gang. Patrick and Angie I'm happy for, and I enjoy their partnership, on and off this case, but I was so-so about this case. I liked some of the twists and there wasn't anything specific that I could point to that dragged the pace down - because I kept reading this at the same speed as the other two - but it didn't click for me. It just didn't. The first two books were much too mind-blowing for this to not be a letdown in some way, I suppose. I'm not sure wh [...]

  • I probably read this too soon after the far superior Darkness, Take My Hand, but in my defense, I was craving more Lehane. (And I still am. I'll probably get through the rest of this series as a fairly quick [for me] pace.) The plot was messy and unengaging and the "twists" seemed way too obvious, the characters were SO annoying (it's like being subjected to being an involuntary third-wheel to co-workers who are flirting and dating and being really obnoxious instead of just DOING THEIR WORK omg) [...]

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