The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Paperback)

By George V. Higgins

Holt Paperbacks, 9780805065985, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2000

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The classic novel from "America's best crime novelist" (Time), with a new
introduction by Elmore Leonard

Eddie Coyle works for Jimmy Scalisi, supplying him with guns for a couple of bank jobs. But a cop named Foley is on to Eddie and he's leaning on him to finger Scalisi, a gang leader with a lot to hide. And then there's Dillon-a full-time bartender and part-time contract killer--pretending to be Eddie's friend. Wheeling, dealing, chasing, and stealing--that's Eddie, and he's got lots of friends.

About the Author

George V. Higgins was a lawyer, journalist, teacher, and the author of 29 books, including "Bomber's Law," "Trust ," and" Kennedy for the Defense."

Praise For The Friends of Eddie Coyle

"Chilling...the most penetrating glimpse yet into what seems the real world of crime...positively reeking with authenticity!"--The New York Times Book Review