Dennis Lehane's popular husband and wife team of private investigators, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro, return in his latest novel, "Moonlight Mile." (Harper Books/HarperCollins, 348 pages)
Twelve years ago, Patrick Kenzie was hired to find a little girl, Amanda, and return her to her alcoholic mother.
The child had been "kidnapped" by police officers and placed in a loving home. Patrick did his duty and returned the child to her dysfunctional mother, but the case wore on his conscience and nearly destroyed his relationship with Angie.
Now enrolled in a private girls' school and earning straight A's, Amanda has disappeared and Patrick is compelled to find her.
He finds himself up against the Russian Mafia and an amoral drug addicted ex-physician dealing babies on the black market.
Once again, Patrick Kenzie faces that gut wrenching dilemma concerning "the best interests of the child."
With an eye for social justice, Lehane skewers the crooks, whether they be street punks or greedy CEO's.
In his gritty detective stories set on the streets of Boston, Dennis Lehane has been compared to the late great Robert B. Parker, and fans of Spenser will not want to miss Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro in their latest case, "Moonlight Mile."