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Richard Stark’s Parker novels. are among the most poised and polished fictions of their time and, in fact, of any time. What that means it is Cooke's 2ND book. The second Parker Stark book is this one. The Man With The Getaway Face.

Richard Stark’s Parker novels. John Banville Bookforum). Richard Stark writes a harsh and frightening story of criminal warfare and vengeance with economy, understatement and a deadly amoral objectivity-a remarkable addition to the list of the shockers that the French call romans noirs. The Outfit is the 3RD Parker novel which Darwyn Cooke's comic book version can confuse readers that don't know.

The second Parker Stark book is this one. These novels were actually written by Donald Westlake. I recommend Parker to anyone who doesn't mind the main character not being entirely of perfect moral fiber. Also, I think the movie "Parker" with Jason Statham portrays the character as written in the novels making it excellent to watch.

Parker is a fictional character created by American novelist Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008). A professional thief, Parker is the main protagonist of 24 of the 28 novels Westlake wrote under the pseudonym Richard Stark

Parker is a fictional character created by American novelist Donald E. A professional thief, Parker is the main protagonist of 24 of the 28 novels Westlake wrote under the pseudonym Richard Stark. A ruthless career criminal, Parker has almost no traditional redeeming qualities, aside from efficiency and professionalism. Parker is callous, meticulous, and perfectly willing to commit murder if he deems it necessary

Parker novels are unapologetic pulpy goodness. The lingo alone makes the read worthwhile. An old acquaintance propo This is the second book in Richard Stark's series about the amoral criminal, Parker

Parker novels are unapologetic pulpy goodness. I’m not sure how I’m going to work a line like Who’s the bird dog on this one? into casual conversation. An old acquaintance propo This is the second book in Richard Stark's series about the amoral criminal, Parker. At the end of the first, The Hunter, Parker is on the run from the organized crime syndicate, the Outfit.

Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous mystery novels, is one . Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over.

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. 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.

Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most . 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

Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Along the way he scores his biggest heist yet: an armored car in New Jersey, stuffed with cash.

Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable .

We hear it all the time from Parker fans: "Aw, man: I just read Dirty Money, and now what? There's no more Parker.

Even if you're planning to get "The Outfit," still grab a copy of "The Man with the Getaway Face" since it's a fun short story that works o. .

As Cooke explains in his introduction to this 24-page story, this is a quick adaptation of "The Man with the Getaway Face," the second Parker novel, and it's done in this form instead of full adaptation because there were two books outside of the first four Parker novels that Cooke wanted to adapt and that meant losing two of the first. The reveal of his new face is a r callback to the reveal of his face in "The Hunter".

Master thief Parker comes to a plastic surgeon in Nebraska with a face that the Outfit--the New York syndicate--wants to decorate with a bullet. But nothing can keep Parker away from his old life of crime--and the major heist of an armored car somewhere in New Jersey.

Comments: (7)

Rleyistr
Good follow and 2nd story up to the original. If your a Parker fan, I suggest to get Stark's original books and stay far away from Darwyn Cooke's newer horrible comic book remake like "The Outfit". Don't be duped and lose out on the full Stark novel. If you get Darwyn Cooke's version you'll miss out on most of the story of "The Outfit". Which is the 3RD book in the Parker series and NOT the 2ND book as Darwyn Cooke's version says Book 2. That is dubious imo. What that means it is Cooke's 2ND book. The second Parker Stark book is this one. The Man With The Getaway Face. The Outfit is the 3RD Parker novel which Darwyn Cooke's comic book version can confuse readers that don't know. FORGET THE DARWYN COOK VERSION AND STICK WITH PURCHASING THE ORIGINAL STARK BOOK OF 'THE OUTFIT' if you go to read the 3RD follow up after this one. All Cooke's version is is a very lousy horrible cartoon rendering inside a hardcover book. Dubious and not good artist drawings either imo.
Samugul
The Man With the Getaway Face is the second novel in Richard Stark's Parker series. This time out, Parker is fresh from plastic surgery to keep the Syndicate from finding him after all the trouble he caused them. Parker with a new face, a dwindling funds and a chance at a payoff from a sketchy armored car robbery. What follows is Parker' s brutal efficiency at planning and executing robberies. Also involved is Parker dealing with a a former boxer trying to revenge the murder of the same doctor who performed the surgery to Parker's face. So Parker is stuck trying to keep the boxer from interrupting his armored car job, find the person who killed the Doctor and prevent his new face from being reported to the Syndicate. I love Richard Stark's (Donald Westlake) Parker. He is a no nonsense character who always does what is necessary and never deals from a position of weakness. My only gripe about this novel as it feels like it should have been part of a larger complete book. I know this is an ongoing series and leads right in to the next book The Outfit which leads right in to The Mourned, but it felt a little incomplete compared to The Hunter. I did really enjoy this book and I look forward to reading more of them. I recommend this series to crime noir fans and fiction fans.
Sharpmane
This is the second title in a glorious series of pseudo noir crime novels set back in the 1960s. At the end of book one, Parker had successfully taken close to $50,000 from a New York mafia syndicate referred to those in the know as, "The Outfit". Obviously one could not expect to live a quiet life unmolested by enemies of this reputation without taking precautions, so book two opens after a successful cosmetic operation giving our Mr Parker a new look. Quite literally.

Anyway his old friends (the few he has) take a few seconds of convincing of his identity and it is not long before he accepts a job which offers him an easy take of a cool $50,000. Nothing in life is ever what it appears and by the time he meets his new team members and hears the plan Parker decides that he does not like the look or sound of what is in store for everyone.

And so the game is on. Stark's writing is as good if not better than book one. The book is littered with phrases that are quite poetic in quality but probably politically incorrect for me to quote here, so i wont. The plotting is excellent, the characters (both good and bad) jump out of the kindle screen and poke you in the eye so please read this title with your spectacles on. The reader is in for a great time and so i award it my mandatory four stars. Not quite a classic (by my terms) so i cant give it five. But an awesome read nonetheless.

BFN Greggorio!
Jare
So far I have read two "Parker" novels and enjoyed both immensely. I have more on order along with some "Dortmunder" novels which were mentioned by another reviewer. These novels were actually written by Donald Westlake. I recommend Parker to anyone who doesn't mind the main character not being entirely of perfect moral fiber. Also, I think the movie "Parker" with Jason Statham portrays the character as written in the novels making it excellent to watch.
Whitecaster
We are about 1960. Crime business is largely dominated by the big corporation, whether it is called syndicate or the outfit or the mob, or whatever.
But there is also a lot of independent small scale entrepreneurship. Look at our hero Parker, an experienced operator in the line of robberies. Murder is not his core business, but he doesn't shrink away from it if it is needed in the line of a project or to cover his traces.
On the fringe we have niche businesses like Dr. Adler's: a physician who lost his prosperous SF practice after the McCarthy crowd roughed him up for his red allegiance in the 1930s. Now he does underground work for gangsters who need to change their appearance. Parker gets a getaway face from Dr. Adler.
Another customer of Dr. Adler's is a con man who has swindled people out of their GI Bill allowances by fraudulent real estate deals. When it blew up, he emigrated to Buenos Aires, but he got homesick and came back, with a job from the good doctor.

Main story line is a heist that Parker is running in New Jersey, against an armored car. Side lines are his attempt at staying clear from the mob's revenge (see volume 1, The Hunter; this here is volume 2) and at staying clear from conflicts between the doctor's loyalist support staff and his other customers.
Not as great as volume 1, The Hunter, due to the slightly tedious heist details here, but informative and entertaining. Stark is a master of precise language. A good contribution to an analysis of the years from 1945 to 60.
The Man with the Getaway Face (Parker Novels) download epub
Mystery
Author: Richard Stark
ISBN: 0446674664
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Mysterious Press; Warner Books ed edition (November 1, 1998)
Pages: 224 pages