Defending Billy Ryan

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 6, 2012 - Fiction - 256 pages
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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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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

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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

Contents

ONE
TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
SEVEN
EIGHT
THIRTEEN
FOURTEEN
FIFTEEN
SIXTEEN
SEVENTEEN
EIGHTEEN
NINETEEN
TWENTY

NINE
TEN
ELEVEN
TWELVE
TWENTYONE
TWENTYTWO
TWENTYTHREE
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George V. Higgins was the author of more than 20 novels, including the bestsellers The Friends of Eddie CoyleCogan's TradeThe Rat on Fire, and The Digger's Game. He was a reporter for the Providence Journal and the Associated Press before obtaining a law degree from Boston College Law School in 1967. He was an assistant attorney general and then an assistant United States attorney in Boston from 1969 to 1973. He later taught creative writing at Boston University. He died in 1999.

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