Cogan's trade : a novel / George V. Higgins.
Author: Higgins, George V., 1939-1999.
Edition: 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2011.
ISBN: 9780307947222 (pbk.)
Description: 216 p. ; 21 cm.
Subject: Criminals Fiction.
Gambling Massachusetts Boston Fiction.
Boston (Mass.) Fiction.
Mystery fiction. gsafd
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.  of cover.