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The hunter becomes prey, as a heist goes sour and Parker finds himself trapped in a shuttered amusement park, besieged by a bevy of local mobsters. There are no exits from Fun Island.

Outnumbered and outgunned, Parker can't afford a single miscalculation. He’s low on bullets — but, as anyone who’s crossed his path knows, that definitely doesn’t mean he’s defenseless.

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“Nobody tops Stark in his objective portrayals of a world of total amorality.” New York Times

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“Energy and imagination light up virtually every page, as does some of the best hard-boiled prose ever to grace the noir genre.” Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

The hunter becomes prey, as a heist goes sour and Parker finds himself trapped in a shuttered amusement park, besieged by a bevy of local mobsters. There are no exits from Fun Island. Outnumbered and outgunned, Parker can't afford a single miscalculation. Hes low on bullets—but, as anyone whos crossed his path knows, that definitely doesnt mean hes defenseless.

“Nobody tops Stark in his objective portrayals of a world of total amorality.” —New York Times

“Energy and imagination light up virtually every page, as does some of the best hard-boiled prose ever to grace the noir genre.” —Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Richard Stark was one of the many pseudonyms of Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008), a prolific author of crime fiction. In 1993, the Mystery Writers of America bestowed the societys highest honor on Westlake, naming him a Grand Master.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226770925
Author:
Stark, Richard
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Foreword by:
Ardai, Charles
Foreword:
Ardai, Charles
Author:
Ardai, Charles
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Parker Novels
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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Product details 200 pages University of Chicago Press - English 9780226770925 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Nobody tops Stark in his objective portrayals of a world of total amorality.”
"Review" by , “Energy and imagination light up virtually every page, as does some of the best hard-boiled prose ever to grace the noir genre.”
"Synopsis" by , The hunter becomes prey, as a heist goes sour and Parker finds himself trapped in a shuttered amusement park, besieged by a bevy of local mobsters. There are no exits from Fun Island. Outnumbered and outgunned, Parker can't afford a single miscalculation. Hes low on bullets—but, as anyone whos crossed his path knows, that definitely doesnt mean hes defenseless.

“Nobody tops Stark in his objective portrayals of a world of total amorality.” —New York Times

“Energy and imagination light up virtually every page, as does some of the best hard-boiled prose ever to grace the noir genre.” —Publishers Weekly

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