Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: November 23, 2006
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0759569649
ISBN - 13: 9780759569645
From the Publisher
Sometimes mystery master Donald E. Westlake is the author of
uproarious crime capers. Sometimes he has a mean streak-and its
name is Parker. From his noir classic The Man with the Getaway
Face to his recent novel Nobody Runs Forever,
whenever Westlake writes as Stark, he lets Parker run loose-a
ruthless criminal in a world of vulnerable "straights."
On a sunny October afternoon a man is running up a hill. He's not
dressed for running. Below him are barking police dogs and waiting
up ahead is a stranger-with a rifle, a life full of regrets, and a
parrot at home who will mutely witness just how much trouble the
runner, Parker, can bring into an ordinary life.
The rabbit hunter is Tom Lindahl, a small-town lonely heart nursing
a big-time grudge against the racetrack that fired him. He knows
from the moment he sees Parker that he's met a professional
thief-and a man with murder in his blood. Rescuing Parker from the
chase hounds, Lindahl invites the fugitive into his secluded home.
He plans to rip off his former employer and exact a deadly measure
of revenge-if he can get Parker to help.
But Tom doesn't know Parker and that the desperate criminal will do
anything to survive-no matter who has to die...