For Pete Riordan the assignment is both simple and formidable: find the IRA leader who’s running around the US trying to be guns. (Nobody knows his name and nobody knows what he looks like.) There is one possible lead: two Massachusetts politicians are trying to bring off an early pardon for Mikey-mike Magro, currently in prison for murder. And Magro is known to very proficient at finding guns for sale.
©1982 George V. Higgins (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Tell us about yourself! Just a cynical and tired, retired English professor.
This is one of the best by the man who really invented the swift crime novel told largely through remarkably rich dialogue among the seediest low-level and colorful Bostonian Irish crooks in modern fiction. He is also one of the most underrated of craftsmen and most trenchant commentators in the genre. Treasure this author. There are very few other American criime writers as good as he.
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