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Two extortionists evade the police for 30 years--with their complicity? Higgins's final work, based on a true story. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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George V. Higgins was a lawyer, journalist, teacher, & the author of 29 books, including "Bomber's Law," "Trust" & "Kennedy for the Defense." <p> (Publisher Provided) Author George V. Higgins was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on November 13, 1939. He received a MA from Stanford in 1965 and a law degree from Boston College in 1967. Before becoming a full-time author, he was a lawyer who defended such clients as G. Gordon Liddy and Eldridge Cleaver, a newspaper columnist, and a professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Boston College, and Boston University. <p> He is best known for his crime novels. He wrote his first novel at the age of fifteen, entitled Operation Cincinnatus, which he destroyed in the 1970s. Before his debut novel The Friends of Eddie Coyle was published, he wrote as many as ten books that he either discarded or were rejected by publishers. He also wrote non-fiction works such as The Friends of Richard Nixon which was an inside account of the Watergate trials and Wonderful Years, Wonderful Years, which examined his Catholic background. Higgins died in his home of a heart attack on November 6, 1999. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)