Defending Billy Ryan
A thrilling account of the ins and outs of the Suffolk County Superior Court, this novel is vintage George V. Higgins.
The third installment in the Jerry Kennedy series finds the Boston lawyer defending his toughest client yet, Billy Ryan. But it’s a few years on and battered Boston lawyers don’t look so hot under strong white light. Seemingly not the man he was, Jerry has to dig deep to come out on top in discrediting the prosecution. He looks to the likes of Bad-eye Mulvey, Cadillac Teddy and Carlo (a heavy-hitter) for assistance. Will the drama that ensues reveal that Billy Ryan has cut one shady deal too many?
Jerry Kennedy leaves no source unprobed in Defending Billy Ryan, a work of stylish, racing prose.
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DEFENDING BILLY RYANUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Higgins produces a novel just about every year whether he's got a great idea for one or not. This is one of the ``not'' years— a thin reappearance by Boston lawyer Jerry Kennedy (Kennedy for the ... Read full review
DEFENDING BILLY RYAN -LP-OPUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Nobody doubts that state public works commissioner Billy Ryan tipped off cronies to where a new highway was going to cause land values to skyrocket. Certainly Jerry Kennedy, his lawyer, harbors no ... Read full review