Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Man with the Getaway Face, by Richard Stark

(pb; 1963: second book in the Parker series.  Also published under the title Steel Hit.)

From the back cover:

"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."


Getaway is as brutal, fast-moving and entertaining as its series-source novel, The Hunter.  Also, as with Hunter, there's not one wasted or ineffective word in this first Parker series sequel.  Worth owning, this.

Followed by The Outfit.

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