Victories Author:George V. Higgins Henry Briggs, ex-baseball star, is still something of a celebrity in rural Vermont. He also has ambiguous political ambitions which Ed Cobb, Speaker of the House, encourages him to fulfil. — But just in case Henry needs a little more than encouragement to run for Congress (and, given the opposition, he will) Ed has a nice little line in blackmail... more » hidden up his sleeve. So Henry goes for it. At best it will be a welcome escape from his disastrous family life and at worst... who knows?