Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins

Cogan's Trade

byGeorge V. Higgins

Kobo ebook | November 1, 2011

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A hard-hitting, tour de force tale of the mob and the man who makes sure their rules are the only rules, by the American master of crime George V. Higgins.
 
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer, and when the mob's rules get broken, Cogan is called in to take care of business. This time a high-stakes card game has been held up by an unknown gang of thugs. Calculating, ruthless, businesslike, and with a shrewd sense of other people's weaknesses, Cogan plies his trade, moving among a variety of hoods, hangers-on, and big-timers, tracking those responsible, and returning "law and order" to the lawless Boston underworld.
 
Combining remarkable wit, crackling dialogue, and a singular ability to show criminal life as it is lived, George V. Higgins builds an incredible story of crime to an unforgettable climax.
George V. Higgins was a lawyer, journalist, teacher, & the author of 29 books, including "Bomber's Law,""Trust"&"Kennedy for the Defense."
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Title:Cogan's TradeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307947238

ISBN - 13:9780307947239

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crime fiction done right. A one of a kind writer. Brilliant. A truly great crime book that is mostly told with dialogue. The kind of book that sticks with you long after you put it down, Higgins makes you feel not so much like you know each character intimately, but you've spent time with them. And besides the great dialogue and characters, there's a really good crime story going on as well. Highly recommended and I'll be looking to read anything else Higgins has done
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WTF is being said? I'm sure it's just me, but I really had a difficult time comprehendimg the conversation taking place between the characters. Maybe I just don't understand mafia-gangster speak.
Date published: 2013-03-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Killing Them Softly? This novel is about mob life in Boston and what happens if you pull a heist and the consequences of doing such a thing. Two guys pull off a heist at a card game and believe that someone else is going to be blamed for the whole thing and they will get away without anyone thinking otherwise. An anonymous benefactor calls in Cogan to clear up the whole situation. The novel is written with authentic Boston accents in mind, so it can be a little difficult to read a sentence without having to read it over again. I did enjoy the novel, throughout it all the characters are telling stories about jobs they've done or someone else has done. If you like stories about criminals and Boston crime, then you will enjoy this novel.
Date published: 2012-11-29