The Black Ice Score: A Parker Novel

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The Black Ice Score: A Parker Novel

by Richard Stark

University Of Chicago Press | May 15, 2010 | Trade Paperback |

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A corrupt African colonel has converted half his country''s wealth into diamonds and smuggled them to a Manhattan safe house. Four upstanding citizens plan to rescue their new nation by stealing the diamonds back-with the help of a "specialist"-Parker, that is. He has the best references in town. Will Parker break his rule against working with amateurs and help them because his woman would be disappointed if he doesn't? Or because three hired morons have threatened to kill him and his woman if he does? They thought they were buying an advantage, but what they get is a predated death certificate.

"Crime fiction stripped down-as it was meant to be. . . . Oh, how the pages keep turning."-Philadelphia Inquirer

"Old master that he is, Stark does all of them one better."-Los Angeles Times

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 168 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: May 15, 2010

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0226771091

ISBN - 13: 9780226771090

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The Black Ice Score: A Parker Novel

by Richard Stark

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 168 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: May 15, 2010

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0226771091

ISBN - 13: 9780226771090

About the Book

A corrupt African colonel has converted half his country's wealth into diamonds and smuggled them to a Manhattan safe house. Four upstanding citizens plan to rescue their new nation by stealing the diamonds back--with the help of a "specialist"--Parker, that is. He has the best references in town. Will Parker break his rule against working with amateurs and help them because his woman would be disappointed if he doesn't? Or because three hired morons have threatened to kill him and his woman if he does? They thought they were buying an advantage, but what they get is a predated death certificate. "Crime fiction stripped down--as it was meant to be. . . . Oh, how the pages keep turning."--"Philadelphia"" Inquirer"" ""Old master that he is, Stark does all of them one better."--"Los Angeles"" Times"

From the Publisher

A corrupt African colonel has converted half his country''s wealth into diamonds and smuggled them to a Manhattan safe house. Four upstanding citizens plan to rescue their new nation by stealing the diamonds back-with the help of a "specialist"-Parker, that is. He has the best references in town. Will Parker break his rule against working with amateurs and help them because his woman would be disappointed if he doesn't? Or because three hired morons have threatened to kill him and his woman if he does? They thought they were buying an advantage, but what they get is a predated death certificate.

"Crime fiction stripped down-as it was meant to be. . . . Oh, how the pages keep turning."-Philadelphia Inquirer

"Old master that he is, Stark does all of them one better."-Los Angeles Times

About the Author

 

Richard Stark was one of the many pseudonyms of Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008), a prolific author of noir crime fiction. In 1993 the Mystery Writers of America bestowed the society's highest honor on Westlake, naming him a Grand Master.

Editorial Reviews

"The UC Press mission, to reprint the 1960s Parker novels of Richard Stark (the late Donald Westlake), is wholly admirable. The books have been out of print for decades, and the fast-paced, hard-boiled thrillers featuring the thief Parker are brilliant."
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