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The Patriot Game

(1982)
A novel by

 
 
Fast-talking, hard-living politicians, priests, smugglers and thieves play the game of the Boston streets in George V. Higgins' The Patriot Game.

Federal agent Pete Riordan is as tough as they come; he's six-foot-four with a bad knee and a mean temper, but his commitment to his job is beyond exemplary. When he is called upon to find the man delivering arms to the I.R.A. he takes to with gusto. Little did he know it'd be such a guessing game; bar proprietor Digger Doherty is rumored to have leads, and convicted killer Mikey-Magro serving time in Walpole certainly knows more than he lets on. But no one is coming forward and time is running out, and why is Mikey-Magro being released from jail prematurely anyway?

Teeming with unlikely characters and fiery dialogue that propel the plot to break-neck speed, The Patriot Game is nothing short of a George V. Higgins masterpiece.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for George V Higgins's The Patriot Game

Hardback Editions

July 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Patriot Game
Author(s): George V Higgins
ISBN: 0-436-19589-5 / 978-0-436-19589-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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March 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Patriot Game
Author(s): George V Higgins
ISBN: 0-394-51672-9 / 978-0-394-51672-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Patriot Game
Author(s): George V Higgins
ISBN: 1-4091-3817-8 / 978-1-4091-3817-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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May 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Patriot Game
Author(s): George V Higgins
ISBN: 0-8217-3420-2 / 978-0-8217-3420-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zebra
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January 1989 : UK Paperback

Title: The Patriot Game
Author(s): George V Higgins
ISBN: 0-948164-08-5 / 978-0-948164-08-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robinson
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November 1983 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Patriot Game
Author(s): George V Higgins
ISBN: 0-345-29627-3 / 978-0-345-29627-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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August 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: The patriot game
Author(s): George V Higgins
ISBN: 0-89340-532-9 / 978-0-89340-532-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: J. Curley
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Patriot Game, The
Author(s): George V Higgins
ISBN: 1-5318-1596-0 / 978-1-5318-1596-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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June 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Patriot Game
Author(s): George V Higgins
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Patriot Game
Author(s): George V Higgins
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Patriot Game
Author(s): George V Higgins
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Patriot Game
Author(s): George V Higgins
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 1987 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Patriot Games
Author(s): George V Higgins
ISBN: 0-394-57251-3 / 978-0-394-57251-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Patriot Game
Author(s): George V Higgins
Publisher: Orion
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October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Pariot GAme
Author(s): George V Higgins
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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