The Friends of Eddie Coyle was a Debut, Suspense and Mystery novel written by the George V Higgins. This novel was published in 1972. It was nominated for the National Book Award for the Fiction. In 1973, this novel was adapted for the film. The central character of this novel is Eddie Coyle he is involve in criminal activities. This character Eddie Coyle is the same character like other novels Mario Puzo’s and The Godfather.
The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins
Eddie Coyle is a mature age man and he supply gun to a terrorist organization. Coyle is driving a truck when the policy knows about him policy said him that if want to release then he become the informer of the police. A criminal gang lead by two person Jimmy Scalisi and Artie Van. In the robberies they use pistol supplied by Coyle. Coyle also have a strong source of guns dealing with Jackie Brown, Jackie Brown is another gunrunner he supply military machine guns like “M16 assault rifles”. Coyle is the eye witness of the deal that Jackie Brown supply guns in the truck.
Elmore Leonard said that this novel is the best written crime novel i have ever read.According to leonard he saw himself in the character of Charles Dickens.This novel is also adapted in a movie in 1973.
George V. Higgins is an American author and lawyer.He is also a college professor he is best knows for his best selling crime novels.His real name is George Vincent Higgins II.