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Cogan's Trade

A Novel
Higgins, George V. (Book - 2011 )
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"Jackie Cogan is an enforcer for the New England mob. When a high-stakes card game is heisted by unknown hoodlums, Cogan is called in to 'handle' the problem. Moving expertly and ruthlessly among a variety of criminal hacks, hangers-on, and bigger-time crooks--a classic cast of misfits animated by Higgins's hilarious, cracklingly authentic dialogue--Cogan gets to the root of the problem and, with five consecutive shots from a Smith & Wesson thirty-eight Police Special, restores order to his corner of the Boston underworld."--P. [4] of cover.
Authors: Higgins, George V., 1939-1999
Title: Cogan's trade
a novel
Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2011.
Edition: 1st Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard ed.
Characteristics: 216 p. ;,21 cm.
Summary: "Jackie Cogan is an enforcer for the New England mob. When a high-stakes card game is heisted by unknown hoodlums, Cogan is called in to 'handle' the problem. Moving expertly and ruthlessly among a variety of criminal hacks, hangers-on, and bigger-time crooks--a classic cast of misfits animated by Higgins's hilarious, cracklingly authentic dialogue--Cogan gets to the root of the problem and, with five consecutive shots from a Smith & Wesson thirty-eight Police Special, restores order to his corner of the Boston underworld."--P. [4] of cover.
Local Note: 118
EU : 2012-10-01
ISBN: 9780307947222
030794722X
Statement of Responsibility: George V. Higgins
Subject Headings: Criminals Fiction. Boston (Mass.) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Criminals
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Dec 05, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The basis for the film "Killing Them Softly."

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When a Boston mob-protected poker game gets hijacked and robbed by two masked hoodlums, trust-worthy enforcer Jackie Cogan is hired to investigate, and find those responsible. Under the eye of a mysterious driver, Cogan uses his connections to narrow down suspects. One of them includes Mark "Markie" Trattman, a wise guy who once robbed his own poker game.
Meanwhile, Frankie and Russell, the two guys who robbed the poker game, are trying to keep a low profile when they realize the possibility of being hunted down. However, their boss, Johnny "Squirrel" Amato, who planned the robbery, seems to be over-confident enough about the situation.

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