Richard Stark: The Man with the Getaway Face (USA 2008)
From the Publisher:
They're thieves. Heisters, to be precise. They're pros, and Parker is far and away the best of them. If you're planning a job, you want him in. Tough, smart, hardworking, and relentlessly focused on his trade, he is the heister's heister, the robber's robber, the heavy's heavy. You don't want to cross him, and you don't want to get in his way, because he'll stop at nothing to get what he's after.
Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark's eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose-style -- and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency -- Stark is a master of crime writing, his books as influential as any in the genre. The University of Chicago Press has embarked on a project to return the early volumes of this series to print for a new generation of readers to discover -- and become addicted to.
Parker goes under the knife in The Man with the Getaway Face, changing his face to escape the mob and a contract on his life. Along the way he scores his biggest heist yet: an armored car in New Jersey, stuffed with cash.
Richard Stark: The Man with the Getaway Face. A Parker Novel. University of Chicago Press, ISBN: 9780226771007 (September, 2008), 224 p., $14.00.
Richard Stark: The Man with the Getaway Face (USA 1998)
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But there was a catch. There was always a catch. This one's name was Alma, a big, busty woman with anger etched onto her face and a plan to cross Parker and his crew. Now the questions were: Who was in it with Alma? And after the stealing, the shooting, and the stabbing stopped-who would be alive to make a getaway?
Richard Stark: The Man with the Getaway Face.Warner Books, ISBN: 0446674664 (November, 1998), 224 p., $12.95.