The Digger's Game (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
George V. Higgins
A riveting George V. Higgins masterpiece approximately Jerry Doherty and his journey to Vegas that places him eighteen grand within the hole.
Jerry "Digger" Doherty is an ex-con and owner of a workingman's Boston bar, who supplements his source of revenue with the occasional "odd job," like stealing reside tests or deciding upon up scorching items. His brother's a clergyman, his wife's a nag, and he has a deadly appetite for martinis and playing. On a visit to Vegas, the Digger finds himself within the points of interest of a personal loan shark known as “the Greek.” Luckily--if you name it luck--the Digger has been enable in on a bit activity which can turn his playing debt right into a revenue, if simply he can pull it off with no getting himself killed.
take care of the resort, so, quite, it’s lovely affordable, you do it that manner. It’s just about all the best way around the state and all. You get your foodstuff, couple of beverages, you could play golfing. I performed golfing. It’s fairly an outstanding deal.” “You like Vegas, huh?” Paul acknowledged. “It’s beautiful hot,” the Digger acknowledged. “During the day it used to be lousy sizzling. See, that’s one of many purposes you may get the speed, going out this time of 12 months. It’s so sizzling, lots of people don’t are looking to pass. So the resorts, you recognize, they pay.
What shy obtained the paper, you recognize? all of them paintings an identical method. They’re going to return round and say, where’s the cash? and that i received to have the money for him, is all. differently, good, they bought, each of them has obtained a man or so with a Louisville Slugger, come round and holiday your kneecaps for you or anything. I suggest that, Paul. i'll get my knees broken.” “I think it,” Paul acknowledged. “You confident me, an extended, very long time in the past, that if anyone understands how these things’re performed, you do.” “Paul,”.
Greek. i'm wondering how come it’s the Greek. I would’ve figured Bloom.” “It used to be Bloom,” the Digger stated, “I wouldn’t be here.” “Maybe Bloom’s sick,” the fats guy acknowledged. “Jesus, that’s all we want, Bloom in poor health. That’d particularly fuck it.” “Bloom’s now not sick,” the Digger stated. “Bloom’s round. He’s now not in it, is all.” “Huh,” the fats guy acknowledged. “Well, ok, Bloom’s alright. What’s the Greek want?” “Six on eighteen,” the Digger stated. “You’re shittin’ me,” Jay acknowledged. “From you the Greek desires that?.
In.” “Beautiful,” the Digger acknowledged. “I warrantly you, you’ll by no means remorse it.” “Now,” Harrington acknowledged, completing his beer, “tell me if I’m incorrect. It’s jewellery, correct? Gotta be jewellery. Isn’t anything worthy that sort of cash, other than funds, 4 men can movement that fast.” “You item to jewelry?” the Digger acknowledged. “Digger,” Harrington stated, “I item to no cash, that’s what I item to.” “You don’t item to jewelry,” the Digger stated. “I’d take pennies if i'll get adequate of them,”.
where, men operating round, hiding at the back of timber and stuff, bullets in every single place and every little thing, previous Teddy walked correct into the center of it. Ka-blam, finish of Teddy.” “Teddy should’ve caught to minding his personal fuckin’ company that night,” the Digger stated. “There used to be one or men round stated it’s Teddy’s fault they'd that difficulty concerning the trailer truck inna first position. Teddy was once too fuckin’ lovable for his personal stable a number of times.” Magro tapped Harrington at the shoulder. “So we move over.