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by George V. Higgins

eBook The Rat on Fire (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) epub
  • ISBN: 0307947246
  • Author: George V. Higgins
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Mystery
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard; Reprint edition (March 6, 2012)
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • ePUB size: 1543 kb
  • FB2 size 1716 kb
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Kennedy for the Defense.

Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, In. New York, and in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Originally published in the United States by Henry Holt and Company, New York, in 1987. Vintage Crime is a registered trademark and Vintage Crime/Black Lizard and colophon are trademarks of Random House, Inc. This is a work of fiction. Kennedy for the Defense.

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The Rat On Fire book. The police start up an investigation into a fire marshall they believe to be corrupt. While still essential reading for fans of crime fiction this particular work sits a bit below "Cogan's Trade" and "Friends of Eddie Coyle" in the Higgins canon. The dialogue is fantastic, but without more than just dialogue certain parts feel like a script missing stage directions.

1. I do not need this shit, Terry Mooney said. Terry Mooney thinks us cops’re too soft on crime. Terry Mooney thinks that until Terry Mooney came along and became a goddamned prosecutor, people got away with murder all over the place. And Terry Mooney is going to put a stop to it, and also make the AG think that if he did one thing right in the whole time he was in office, it was hiring Terry Mooney.

Higgins George V. Higgins. He wore brown suit pants with a pleated front and his black hair was sparse.

George V. Higgins The rat on fire 1 I do not need this shit, Terry Mooney said. He was a small man with a lot of red hair, wire-rimmed glasses that were tinted pink and a wardrobe of three-piece glen plaid suits. I hate the little bastard, John Roscommon thought after their meeting. 1.

The Rat On Fire (2011). Authors: George V.

You can read book The Rat On Fire by George V. Higgins in our library for absolutely free. The Rat On Fire (2011). Higgins was the author of more than twenty novels, including the bestsellers The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Cogan's Trade, The Rat on Fire, and The Digger's Game. He was a reporter for the Providence Journal and the Associated Press before obtaining a law degree from Boston College Law School in 1967.

A riveting, blistering hot novel about the shady side of the law and the business side of the Boston underworld by the one and only George V. Higgins. Jerry Fein is a small-time lawyer, occasional booking agent, and full-time slumlord. But he’s nobody’s fool. So when the tenants of his dilapidated buildings refuse to pay rent because of rats, Jerry knows just the man to help him—Leo Proctor, a professional arsonist, who can make a fire marshal look the other way for a little cash. But the heat is on over at the police station as well, and a couple of cops are suddenly feeling pressure from their superiors to produce, and something has got to give.  Full of hardnosed cops and lawyers a little too familiar with both sides of the law, The Rat on Fire is another Higgins masterpiece and an unflinching portrait of the Boston crime world.  
Comments: (7)
A typical Higgins story although not his best. I've read most of Higgins books and wasn't aware of this one until it popped up in an Amazon email. Although not his best it's still a pretty good read. As Higgins said, he doesn't write mysteries, he writes crime stories and this is a crime story. It's a slice of life type story with no real heroes but just tells what happens. Slum landlord pays arsonist to burn down his rent controlled apartment building which is losing him money. Most of the tenants don't pay their rent and they can't be evicted. Do they not pay rent because he doesn't keep the place maintained or are they deadbeats who don't take care of the apartments. Not entirely clear cut and could be both. Anyway, the fire is set and someone dies so now it's murder/manslaughter and there's no winners.
Wonderful dialogue snd cspturing the Boston dialect.
Everything this guy wrote is fantastic!
When I started reading this I thought it was going to be one of those books where the title was a metaphor or something--imagine my surprise when there actually did turn out to be some flaming rats in there.
The usual great fare from George Higgins.Gritty.....
Higgins's later books are not as good as his earlier books.
worst Higgins novel I have read
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