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The Agent

3.16  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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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False Millennium
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
Harry Lane
Jun 01, 2014 Harry Lane rated it liked it
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
Mark L
Mar 07, 2011 Mark L rated it really liked it
Pretty good late Higgins. Particularly enjoyable reading for Bostonians (as all Higgins novels are). No mystery writer uses dialogue better or portrays society and its hustlers with such gimlet-eyed accuracy.
Leslie
Jan 07, 2014 Leslie rated it liked it
Novel about a top sports agent. Had no idea how complex the profession is, with all the contractual and behind the scenes dealing. Also the difficulty of managing players' egos and expect ions! Enjoyed a lot.
Larry
Dec 16, 2012 Larry rated it liked it
A leading agent for professional athletes gets killed. There's a lot of suspects. Higgins specialized in snappy, cynical patter among players, wise guys, cops and such. It's good dialogue, but it only goes so far in place of a plot.
Katrynke
Jun 13, 2012 Katrynke rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've never read anything by George Higgins - this is my first one. Looking forward to adding another author to my list of must reads.
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Dec 30, 2014 David Tybor rated it it was ok
is there any person to whom the phrase "his earlier stuff was better" does not apply? maybe Barry Bonds?
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George Vincent Higgins was a United States author, lawyer, newspaper columnist, and college professor. He is best known for his bestselling crime novels.
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