'Higgins...has arranged the conventions of the crime novel into something new: oblique, bleak and often graveyard funny' THE SUNDAY TIMES When the tenants of Jerry Fein's dilapidated buildings refuse to pay the rent on account of the rats, Jerry drafts in arsonist Leo Proctor to take care of the problem. After all, the place is insured and the fire marshall's back is turned, so what could go wrong?Hegets in the car andwe goand Tommy does better with the chanting thanI do.aAll that ... Rats, Leo.Big fatfuckina#39; rats that run around allthe time looking likethe Pittsburgh Steelers, theya#39;re so big.Rats in the basement. ... If I make myself clear.
|Title||:||The Rat on Fire|
|Author||:||George V. Higgins|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2013-01-17|