The Digger's Game

By George V. Higgins
(Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780307947260, 214pp.)

Publication Date: March 6, 2012

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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 (1939-1999) was a lawyer, journalist, teacher, and the author of 29 books, including "Bomber's Law", "Trust ", and" Kennedy for the Defense". His seminal crime novel "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" was the basis for the 1973 Robert Mitchum film of the same name.
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