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Ask The Parrot

by Richard Stark

Grand Central Publishing | November 23, 2006 | Hardcover

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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 classicThe Man with the Getaway Faceto his recent novelNobody 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...

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 1.12 in

Published: November 23, 2006

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 089296068X

ISBN - 13: 9780892960682

Found in: Fiction and Literature
Appropriate for ages: 13

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Ask The Parrot

by Richard Stark

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 1.12 in

Published: November 23, 2006

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 089296068X

ISBN - 13: 9780892960682

About the Book

In this follow-up to his acclaimed "Nobody Runs Forever," Stark bring back master criminal Parker, who's now on the run from a heist gone terribly wrong.

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 classicThe Man with the Getaway Faceto his recent novelNobody 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...

About the Author

Richard Stark has been hailed as one of the inventors-and one of the true masters-of noir crime fiction. Stark''s most recent Parker novels,ComebackandBackflash, were each selected as aNew York TimesNotable Book of the Year. His first novel,The Hunter, became the classic 1967 moviePoint Blank. Thirty years later,The Hunterwas adapted again by<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_city _w3a_st="on">Hollywood, in the hit Mel Gibson moviePayback. Richard Stark is also, at times, the mystery Grand Master Donald E. Westlake. To learn more about the author, you can visit www.donaldwestlake.com.

Appropriate for ages: 13

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