A fast-paced, witty, and authentic novel that transports the reader into the exhilarating world of crime and chicanery that defines the life of Boston lawyer, Jerry Kennedy. Heretofore successful lawyer Jerry Kennedy, our classy yet sleazy protagonist, finds himself grasping at straws when his world begins to crumble around him.
His accountant jailed, his wife giving him the silent treatment, his mentor and friend, Frank McDonald, curiously unresponsive, Jerry grapples with public slander dealt him by an unjust judge as well as the prospect of being investigated by the IRS.
Cut off from his usual sources of support, Jerry finds himself in the grasp of tough, opaque, and demanding attorney Bertram Magazu. At a loss for what to expect, Jerry Kennedy senses it’s definitely trouble time. With crackling dialogue and biting humor, Penance for Jerry Kennedy paints a picture of the Boston underworld in which risk is the name of the game.
©1985 George V. Higgins (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Would definitely recommend this audiobook not only to my friends but to everyone out there. This is the first time I became familiarized with both Higgins and Bowlby. I really enjoyed the storyline from start to finish. I also enjoyed Bowlby's narration. He nails the Boston accent and I like the way he takes on the mannerisms and inflection of everyone in the cast.
Kennedy of course! Need I say why!
Not really. I feel that the book is light-hearted throughout, with a lot of tongue-in-cheek dialog. Not cheesy though.
Bought another Kennedy audio book and it is waiting in the wings. Gonna finish Bonfire of the Vanities first.
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