The Digger's Game (Paperback)

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A riveting George V. Higgins masterpiece about Jerry Doherty and his trip to Vegas that puts him eighteen grand in the hole.
 
Jerry "Digger" Doherty is an ex-con and proprietor of a workingman's Boston bar, who supplements his income with the occasional "odd job," like stealing live checks or picking up hot goods. His brother's a priest, his wife's a nag, and  he has a deadly appetite for martinis and gambling. On a trip to Vegas, the Digger finds himself in the sights of a loan shark known as “the Greek.” Luckily--if you call it luck--the Digger has been let in on a little job that can turn his gambling debt into a profit, if only he can pull it off without getting himself killed.

About the Author


George V. Higgins was a lawyer, journalist, teacher, and the author of 29 books, including "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" (0-8050-6598-9), Trust (0-8050-0955-8), and "Kennedy for the Defense" (0-8050-4182-6).

Praise For…


 
“Another bullseye for Higgins!” —The New York Times
 
 “Digger is so real that the next time you order a drink from a bartender, you’ll look at him hard, wondering what he does on his days off.”—Los Angeles Times
  
"Higgins is one hell of a writer."--Newsday
 
"Aspiring writers of any genre, not just legal suspense, would be wise to read lots of George Higgins." --John Grisham

 “Higgins deserves to stand in the company of the likes of Chandler and Hammett as one of the true innovators in crime fiction.” —Scott Turow
 
"Higgins can plot a whole book like one long chase scene. He can write dialogue so authentic it spits." —Life
 
"The Balzac of the Boston underworld. ... Higgins is almost uniquely blessed with a gift for voices, each of them ... as distinctive as a fingerprint."—The New Yorker
 
“One of the great crime writers of the twentieth century.” —Kansas City Star

“Higgins writes about the world of crime with an authenticity that is unmatched.” --The Washington Post
 
“A uniquely gifted writer . . . who does at least as well by the Hogarthian Boston he knows as Raymond Chandler once did for Southern California.” —The New York Times 
 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307947260
ISBN-10: 0307947262
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: March 6th, 2012
Pages: 214
Language: English