The Friends of Eddie Coyle

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

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Eddie Coyle is a small-time punk with a big-time problem - who to sell out to avoid being sent up again. Eddie works for Jimmy Scalisi, supplying him with guns for a couple of bank jobs. But a cop named Foley is onto Eddie, and he's leaning on him to finger Scalisi, a gang leader with a lot to hide. These and others make up the bunch of hoods, gunmen, thieves, and executioners who are wheeling, dealing, chasing, and stealing in the underworld of Eddie more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
  • Picador USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 40th Revised edition
  • 031242969X
  • 9780312429690
  • 61,454

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"Simultaneously a brilliant thriller and a cold and convincing business prospectus of felony." - The New Yorker "Chilling...the most penetrating glimpse yet into what seems the real world of crime...Positively reeking with authenticity." - The New York Times Book Review"show more

About George V. Higgins

George V. Higgins was a lawyer, journalist, teacher, and the author of 29 books, including Bomber's Law, Trust , and Kennedy for the more

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