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																THE MAN WITH THE GETAWAY FACE - A Parker Adventure by  Richard (pen name used by Donald E. Westlake) Stark
	 - Paperback
			 - First Printing - First Thus
			 - 1998
		 - from W. Fraser Sandercombe (SKU: 219723)

THE MAN WITH THE GETAWAY FACE - A Parker Adventure

																THE MAN WITH THE GETAWAY FACE - A Parker Adventure by  Richard (pen name used by Donald E. Westlake) Stark
	 - Paperback
			 - First Printing - First Thus
			 - 1998
		 - from W. Fraser Sandercombe (SKU: 219723)

THE MAN WITH THE GETAWAY FACE - A Parker Adventure

by Stark, Richard (pen name used by Donald E. Westlake)

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0446674664
ISBN 13
9780446674669
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New York: Mysterious Press, 1998. 216 pp. Re-issues the 1963 edition. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

Synopsis

You probably haven't ever noticed them. But they've noticed you. They notice everything. That's their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers' work habits, the positions of the security guards. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the handle of an unmarked service door at the racetrack. 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."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"Elmore Leonard wouldn't write what he does if Stark hadn't been there before. And Quentin Tarantino wouldn't write what he does without Leonard. . . . Old master that he is, Stark does all of them one better."—Los Angeles Times"Donald Westlake's Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over. Forget all that crap you've been telling yourself about War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you'll want on that desert island."—Lawrence Block

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W. Fraser Sandercombe CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
219723
Title
THE MAN WITH THE GETAWAY FACE - A Parker Adventure
Author
Stark, Richard (pen name used by Donald E. Westlake)
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Printing - First Thus
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0446674664
ISBN 13
9780446674669
Publisher
Mysterious Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1998
Keywords
noir; hard boiled; police; whodunit; detection; investigation; investigator; criminals; sleuth; suspense; thriller; murder; homicide; robbery; shooting; killing; guns; secrets;
Bookseller catalogs
Mystery and Detective; Action Adventure;
Size
8vo

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