After the bloodbath of Butcher''s Moon, the
action-filled blowout Parker adventure, Donald Westlake said,
"Richard Stark proved to me that he had a life of his own by simply
disappearing. He was gone." And for nearly twenty-five years,
he stayed away, while readers waited.
But nothing bad is truly gone forever, and Parker's as bad as they
come. According to Westlake, one day in 1997, "suddenly, he came
back from the dead, with a chalky prison pallor"--and the resulting
novel, Comeback, showed that neither Stark nor Parker had
lost a single step. Knocking over a highly lucrative religious
revival show, Parker reminds us that not all criminals don ski
masks--some prefer to hide behind the wings of fallen angels.