The DropNplay by Dennis Lehane and starring Tom Hardy Noomi Rapace and James GandolfiniThree days after Christmas a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for somethi. The Drop was originally published as part of the Boston Noir collection so it only asks of the reader a couple of hours It is typical Lehane South Boston Catholicism guys who've known each other since high school and are now in their 40s and 50s cold temps two female characters in the entire novel and one perhaps matters but that would be the subject of debate Because of its length it's tightly plotted than others I've read of his It's fine Not great Not annoying The reveal was well done Spoiler for dog lovers view spoilerThere's a dog Rocco discovered in a trashcan in the first several pages Notwithstanding the constant worry Lehane creates Rocco is not harmed or threatened except by the bad guy's presence Rest easy hide spoiler

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Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of Mystic River with this love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith the basis for the major motion picture The Drop from Fox Searchlight Pictures directed by Michaël Roskam scree. A couple days after Christmas Bob a lonely bartender finds a nearly dead puppy in a garbage can When the bar he tends is robbed one night Bob's life circles the drain Suddenly a cop named Torres is asking about a decade old murder the Chechens that own the bar want their 5000 dollars back and a lowlife named Eddie Deeds wants ten thousand dollars for the dog Bob found in the trash What's a friendless bartender to doI've made no secret of the fact that I like my crime books lean and mean The Drop is certainly thatDennis Lehane spins another yarn of Boston's less than sparkling neighborhoods The Drop named after Cousin Marv's drop bar is a tale of secrets Who killed Glory Days Who robbed Cousin Marv's Why does Bob never take communion at churchSince The Drop started it's life as a short story it a slim tale and a departure from most of Lehane's recent work It could easily be mistaken for an unearthed pulp tale from the days of yore a slim volume with very little filler Make no mistake though The Drop is pure Lehane It's pretty amazing what he does to establish a neighborhood in so few pagesBob is a likeable loser and I instantly liked him when he pulled Rocco out of the trash While I was enjoying the tale I wasn't looking forward to having my psyche shattered if something happened to the dog over the course of the story As for the humans other than Bob I wasn't overly concerned if any of them should happen to meet his or her maker For a short novel Bob sure has a lot of wolves nipping at his heels Torres the Chechens Deeds possibly Marv the poor guy has a lot on his plate While I didn't enjoy it as much as the Kenzie and Gennaro books The Drop shows that Lehane still knows how to spin a crime yarn Four out of five stars

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READ & DOWNLOAD Ð The Drop ☆ [KINDLE] ✽ The Drop ❁ Dennis Lehane – Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of Mystic River with this love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith—the basis for the major motion picture The Drop from Fox Searchlight Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of Mystic RiNg to believe in As their relationship grows they cross paths with the Chechen mafia a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes two hapless stick up artists a very curious cop and the original owner of the puppy who wants his dog bac. I'm a Dennis Lehane fan My favorite of his is Gone Baby Gone This book however has a different tone I wasn't sure if I was going to like it through the first uarter of the book Then it grabbed me Bob and his new found dog turned a corner in their lives and the Drop came alive I was really pleased with the endingHighly recommend for mysterycrime fans