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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“Hearing the click behind him, Parker threw his glass straight back over his right shoulder, and dove off his chair to the left.” When a job looks like amateur hour, Parker walks away. But even a squad of seasoned professionals can't guarantee against human error in a high-risk scam. Can an art dealer with issues unload a truck of paintings with Parker’s aid? Or will the heist end up too much of a human interest story, as luck runs out before Parker can get in on the score?

Review:

“Parker is refreshingly amoral, a thief who always gets away with the swag.” Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

Review:

“Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader, draw him or her into the story, and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible.” Washington Post Book World

Synopsis:

Hearing the click behind him, Parker threw his glass straight back over his right shoulder, and dove off his chair to the left.” When a job looks like amateur hour, Parker walks away. But even a squad of seasoned professionals can't guarantee against human error in a high-risk scam. Can an art dealer with issues unload a truck of paintings with Parker’s aid? Or will the heist end up too much of a human interest story, as luck runs out before Parker can get in on the score?

 

“Parker is refreshingly amoral, a thief who always gets away with the swag.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

 

“Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader, draw him or her into the story, and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible.”—Washington Post Book World

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:
9780226770932
Author:
Stark, Richard
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Foreword by:
Ardai, Charles
Foreword:
Ardai, Charles
Author:
Ardai, Charles
Subject:
General
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
General-General
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 9780226770932 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Parker is refreshingly amoral, a thief who always gets away with the swag.”
"Review" by , “Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader, draw him or her into the story, and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible.” Washington Post Book World
"Synopsis" by ,

Hearing the click behind him, Parker threw his glass straight back over his right shoulder, and dove off his chair to the left.” When a job looks like amateur hour, Parker walks away. But even a squad of seasoned professionals can't guarantee against human error in a high-risk scam. Can an art dealer with issues unload a truck of paintings with Parker’s aid? Or will the heist end up too much of a human interest story, as luck runs out before Parker can get in on the score?

 

“Parker is refreshingly amoral, a thief who always gets away with the swag.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

 

“Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader, draw him or her into the story, and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible.”—Washington Post Book World

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