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After promising State Senator Mack, as a personal favor, to get rid of the rats that infest the tenements he owns, Jerry Fein hires professional arsonist Leo Proctor to do a surprisingly thorough job
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He was a slumlord and lawyer and nobody's fool-and neither were the tenants who lived in Jerry Fein's rotting buildings. They weren't paying rent-why should they when the rats lived there for free?About the Author:
George V. Higgins was the author of more than twenty novels, including the bestsellers The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Cogan's Trade, The Rat on Fire, and The Digger's Game. He was a reporter for the Providence Journal and the Associated Press before obtaining a law degree from Boston College Law School in 1967. He was an assistant attorney general and then an assistant United States attorney in Boston from 1969 to 1973. He later taught Creative Writing at Boston University. He died in 1999.
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Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0394424093
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Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0394424093
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