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 Micha l Roskam, screenplay by Dennis Lehane, and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini.
Three 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 something 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 back. . . .--Boston Globe
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About the Author
Dennis Lehane is the author of thirteen novels--including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day--as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He lives in California with his family.
"This book is as authentically grounded in place as his earlier works and more pleasurable than any tie-in novelization...has a right to be. And "The Drop" benefits from bracing blasts of Lehane-ian humor."--Boston Globe
"Understated and perfectly paced....What makes The Drop so good is not just the pacing, which is just about right, but the mood.... There's also the very stylish writing.--Philadelphia Inquirer
"A tight, gritty little tale of working-class crime in Boston....Lehane breathes pulsing life into his story through the small details of his stoop-shouldered characters' lives, investing their every mannerism with unspoken emotion."--Booklist (starred review)