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    • Publication date:06 Jun 2013

Outlaws

By George V. Higgins

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'A hell of a story from a hell of a storyteller' Daily Mail

'A hell of a story from a hell of a storyteller' Daily Mail

1970, Boston, and a daring attack on an armoured transport delivering money to a bank, catches Massachusetts law enforcement napping. While the police are still trying to figure out where this new and coldly efficient gang sprang from, more dazzling heists follow - each one meticulously planned and ruthlessly executed.

It soon becomes clear these are no ordinary criminals, but as one of the cops assigned to the case figures, 'longhairs that got bored with protesting the war and branched out.' Faced with a tight-knit cell of urban revolutionaries led by a charismatic intellectual with no compunction about killing for the cause, the authorities seem powerless to stop them.

Unless they step outside the law themselves...

Biographical Notes

George V. Higgins was a lawyer in the Massachusetts Attorney General's office, in the Organized Crime section and the Criminal Division, and an Assistant United States Attorney, in Boston. He then founded his own private practice, defending Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy and Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver. Described as 'the Balzac of the Boston underworld', he wrote more than twenty novels, including a number of lowlife masterpieces constructed almost entirely out of pitch-perfect dialogue. He died in 1999.

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  • ISBN: 9781409138181
  • Publication date: 06 Jun 2013
  • Page count: 496
  • Imprint: Orion
Higgins brings the generation gap into sharp relief in this pulsing thriller — CATHOLIC HERALD
My favourite of the recent Higgins reissues — Jake Kerridge, The Sunday Telegraph
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