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Deadly Edge (Parker Novels)

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Deadly Edge bids a brutal adieu to the 1960s as Parker robs a rock concert, and the heist goes south. Soon Parker finds himself — and his woman, Claire — menaced by a pair of sadistic, drug-crazed hippies. Parker has a score to settle while Claire’s armed with her first rifle — and they’re both ready to usher in the end of the Age of Aquarius.

Review:

“Richard Stark’s Parker novels . . . are among the most poised and polished fictions of their time and, in fact, of any time.” John Banville, Bookforum

Review:

“The Parkers read with the speed of pulp while unfolding with an almost Nabovokian wit and flair.” Richard Rayner, Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

Deadly Edge bids a brutal adieu to the 1960s as Parker robs a rock concert, and the heist goes south. Soon Parker finds himself—and his woman, Claire—menaced by a pair of sadistic, drug-crazed hippies. Parker has a score to settle while Claires armed with her first rifle—and theyre both ready to usher in the end of the Age of Aquarius.

“Richard Starks Parker novels . . . are among the most poised and polished fictions of their time and, in fact, of any time.” — John Banville, Bookforum

“The Parkers read with the speed of pulp while unfolding with an almost Nabovokian wit and flair.” — Richard Rayner, Los Angeles Times

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.

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ISBN:
9780226770918
Author:
Stark, Richard
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Foreword by:
Ardai, Charles
Foreword:
Ardai, Charles
Author:
Ardai, Charles
Subject:
General
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Parker Novels
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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Product details 232 pages University of Chicago Press - English 9780226770918 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Richard Stark’s Parker novels . . . are among the most poised and polished fictions of their time and, in fact, of any time.”
"Review" by , “The Parkers read with the speed of pulp while unfolding with an almost Nabovokian wit and flair.”
"Synopsis" by ,

Deadly Edge bids a brutal adieu to the 1960s as Parker robs a rock concert, and the heist goes south. Soon Parker finds himself—and his woman, Claire—menaced by a pair of sadistic, drug-crazed hippies. Parker has a score to settle while Claires armed with her first rifle—and theyre both ready to usher in the end of the Age of Aquarius.

“Richard Starks Parker novels . . . are among the most poised and polished fictions of their time and, in fact, of any time.” — John Banville, Bookforum

“The Parkers read with the speed of pulp while unfolding with an almost Nabovokian wit and flair.” — Richard Rayner, Los Angeles Times

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