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Alexander Drouhin built one of the nation's premier sports agencies through gritty negotiation and savvy marketing. When Drouhin is found murdered -- shot at close range -- in the study of his sprawling estate on the outskirts of Boston, suspects abound, chiefly among his former clients and employees. In addition to a motley crew of untamable star athletes who were constan ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 10th 2000 by No Exit Press
(first published January 7th 1999)
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Nov 28, 2013 False Millennium rated it really liked it · review of another edition
One of the last Higgins. You can really see his growth as a writer as you read his books in chronological order. I have about four or five more to go (two of the books about Higgins, not his.) This one has the usual Higgins' trademarks: accurate dialogue. Detailed information about culture (and Massachusetts) during the 1990's. So many of his professional men wear black loafers with tassels. I have to wonder if he wore them. There were some really fascinating dialogues that went on...and you did ...more
Higgins is a master of dialog; the narrative is propelled almost exclusively by it. Much of the book concerns the minutia of sports and the business of negotiation between athletes and professional teams. One gets a sense that at least some of what Higgins portrays actually goes on. The police procedural part is, in my opinion, weak. After a very little gathering of background, the leading cop is able to discern the nature of events leading to the demise of the title character, and in a few shor ...more
George Vincent Higgins was a United States author, lawyer, newspaper columnist, and college professor. He is best known for his bestselling crime novels.More about George V. Higgins...