Once upon a time, Dennis Lehane and I shared an editor (he was just on the cusp of real fame, and I started low and was already sliding down the fiction food chain). I don't know if Harper Collins still keeps track of my stuff, or if Dennis's in-house publicist is just doing a great job, but either way, they asked if I would post a link to an excerpt of Dennis's latest book, The Given Day.
I am more than happy to do so- I am savoring the book, reading it in small bursts. It is wonderful. Read this bit and see if you don't agree: