Bomber's Lawby George V. Higgins
When detective sergeant Harry Dell’Appa went into enforced exile in the Berkshires to put an end to an ill-fated office romance, he didn’t expect to be called back to Boston so soon. But desperate times…so the saying
A winding tale of suspicion and intrigue, George V. Higgins skillfully recounts the story of elusive Short Joey Mossi.
When detective sergeant Harry Dell’Appa went into enforced exile in the Berkshires to put an end to an ill-fated office romance, he didn’t expect to be called back to Boston so soon. But desperate times…so the saying goes, and head detective Brian Dennison is keen for Short Joey Mossi, a suspected mob exterminator, to be arrested once and for all. Dell’Appa is called in to assist detective Bob Brennan, an old rival of his, who despite knowing all there is to know about Mossi, has never apprehended him. The plot thickens and Dell’Appa learns time and time again of the primacy of Bomber’s Law: they always “do it for the money”.
In Bomber’s Law, Higgins operates on a captivating policy of “partial disclosure”, leaving the reader to piece together the plot, morsel by morsel.
-The Wall Street Journal
"A brilliantly funny depiction of small-timers, their scams and grudges."
-The New York Daily News
"Bomber's Law is one of Higgins's best books and plainly the work of a man who knows his craft inside and out . . . If the world were a just place (whaddya nuts?), this book would make Higgins a fortune and burnish his critical reputation forever."
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Meet the Author
George V. Higgins was a lawyer, journalist, teacher, and the author of 29 books, including The Friends of Eddie Coyle (0-8050-6598-9), Trust (0-8050-0955-8), and Kennedy for the Defense (0-8050-4182-6).
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George V.Higgins had amaster touch with dialogue,telling the story subtly with dead on speech patterns and vocabulary.Bombers Law is one of his very best,engaging and surprising.