A Drink Before The War Book Summary and Study Guide

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Patrick Kenize and his lovely assistant Angela Gennara are hired to find a missing cleaning lady who stole some confidential materials from a couple of Senators. Patrick believes this should be an easy job, and takes it quite readily. When he finds the missing woman he also finds some photos that a few of the Senators would not like to be revealed. When the missing woman turns up dead, his next job is to find out who did it, and why. Taking place in Boston, Patrick also deals with a gang who are seeking revenge for things that have occurred many years previously.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very humorous How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Kind of investigator    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   politics Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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