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The Agentby George V Higgins
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Alexander Drouhin built one of the nation's premier sports agencies through gritty negotiation and savvy marketing. When Drouhin is found murdered — shot at close range — in the study of his sprawling estate on the outskirts of Boston, suspects abound, chiefly among his former clients and employees.
In addition to a motley crew of untamable star athletes who were constantly getting into trouble, Drouhin was surrounded by FD Whitman, his right-hand man and "first real hire", and Pete Martigneau, his chief of security, both former football stars; the firm's squad of junior agents — whom Drouhin dignified as "my crack team of associates" — all irritated at the hefty share of profits taken by the big boss; and an army of support staff, including Drouhin's pistol-packing limo driver. And by the time Detective Lieutenant Inspector Francis Clay arrives on the scene, everyone seems to have an alibi.
Here is classic Higgins — brisk and bracing to the end.
One of fictions keenest observers rips open the world of pro-sports agenting in this brisk tale of murder and mystery. Alexander Drouhin built one of the nations premier sports agencies through gritty negotiation and savvy marketing, but when he is found murdered-shot at close range-suspects, including his former clients and employees, abound.
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