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THE DIGGER'S GAME.

Higgins, George V.

ISBN 10: 043619581X / ISBN 13: 9780436195815
Published by SECKER & WARBURG., LONDON, 1973
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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British spy novelist Derek Marlowe's copy with his bookplate at head of front endpaper. Fine in a close to fine dj. (Mild discoloration at spine on dj.) Author's SECOND book. Bookseller Inventory # 22280

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Title: THE DIGGER'S GAME.

Publisher: SECKER & WARBURG., LONDON

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Synopsis:

A riveting George V. Higgins masterpiece about Jerry Doherty and his trip to Vegas that puts him eighteen grand in the hole.
 
Jerry "Digger" Doherty is an ex-con and proprietor of a workingman's Boston bar, who supplements his income with the occasional "odd job," like stealing live checks or picking up hot goods. His brother's a priest, his wife's a nag, and  he has a deadly appetite for martinis and gambling. On a trip to Vegas, the Digger finds himself in the sights of a loan shark known as “the Greek.” Luckily--if you call it luck--the Digger has been let in on a little job that can turn his gambling debt into a profit, if only he can pull it off without getting himself killed.

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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