Sunday, November 18, 2012
THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE - George V Higgens
The cover blurb from Elmore Leonard states this is the best crime novel ever written. Elmore is absolutely correct.
Eddie Coyle is a small time hood who is supplying firearms to other criminals but as he is in trouble for trucking illegal liquor he has to do a deal with the authorities and then things get out of control.
The story shows exactly what criminals are really like, no glamour just lying, thieving pieces of humanity who will do anything to save their own skins.
The dialogue is out standing , this is the best crime novel I've ever read. Brilliant