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  • Published: 1 January 2007
  • ISBN: 9780553818260
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

Sacred



The electrifying sequel to DARKNESS, TAKE MY HAND.

Dying billionaire Trevor Stone hires private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to find his missing daughter. Grief-stricken over the death of her mother and the impending death of her father, Desiree Stone has been missing for three weeks. So has the first investigator Trevor Stone hired to find her: Jay Becker, Patrick's mentor. As Patrick and Angie begin their search, they are led down a trail of half-truths and corruption into a world in which a therapeutic organization may be fronting for a dangerous cult; a hi-tech private investigation firm may be covering up lethal crimes; and a stolen cache of millions in illegal funds may be tied to both disappearances and a tanker full of heroin.
Nothing is remotely what it seems as the detectives travel from the wind-blown streets of Boston to the rum-punch sunsets of Florida's Gulf Coast and back again, searching for a woman and a man who could be saints or sinners, victims or victimizers, alive or dead. And the more Patrick and Angie discover, the more they realize that on this case, any wrong step will certainly be their last.

  • Published: 1 January 2007
  • ISBN: 9780553818260
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston's inner-city.

Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a counsellor with mentally handicapped and abused children, waited tables, parked cars, drove limos, worked in bookstores, and loaded tractor-trailers. His one regret is that no one ever gave him a chance to tend bar.

He has an MFA from Florida International University, and is the writer-in-residence at Eckerd College in St Petersburg, Florida, where he runs the Writers in Paradise Writers' Conference.

He and his wife divide their time between St. Petersburg and Boston.

For more information on Dennis Lehane and his novels, visit his website: www.dennislehanebooks.com

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Praise for Sacred

[A] stellar effort...The punishing pace and internal plot logic perform in perfect tandem...Lehane proves he belongs in the big leagues with another gritty and surpassingly entertaining mystery

Publishers Weekly

[Dennis Lehane] turns the hard-boiled detective novel into an elegiac treatise on the corruption of the soul. With the wonderfully written Sacred, he shows that he gets better each time out

Michael Connelly

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