Man with the Getaway Face

Man with the Getaway Face

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  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • AudioGO Limited
  • Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print edition
  • 074519317X
  • 9780745193175

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Between 1962 and 1974, suspense-pro Donald E. Westlake churned out 20 short novels under the Richard Stark pseudonym - most of them appearing only in mass-market paperback (in the US), nearly all of them featuring a cool, steely professional criminal named Parker. (The Hunter, 1962, became the Lee Marvin film Point Blank.) Here, then, for the first time in US hardcover is #2 in the series - which begins as Parker, on the run from "the Outfit," emerges from Dr. Adler's private surgery in Nebraska with a new face. His next stop? New Jersey, where a couple of old cronies are planning an armored car robbery. Unfortunately, however, one of the cronies has a moll who's planning a double-cross; so Parker - once he has neatly masterminded the heist - has to gun down the greedy wench. (Later he celebrates in the red-light district: "He didn't get his kicks from hurting whores, it was just the only way he knew to get them interested.") And, meanwhile, there's another nasty problem to deal with: after Dr. Adler gets murdered back in Nebraska, his devoted bodyguard sets out for venegeance. . .with Parker as one of three suspect/targets. No-frills mayhem, thin but punchy - and likely to disappoint any Westlake fan who expects the irony and comic cleverness of his more substantial crime-tales. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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