Slayground: A Parker Novel

Paperback | September 1, 2010

byRichard Stark

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The hunter becomes prey, as a heist goes sour and Parker finds himself trapped in a shuttered amusement park, besieged by a bevy of local mobsters. There are no exits from Fun Island. Outnumbered and outgunned, Parker can't afford a single miscalculation. He’s low on bullets—but, as anyone who’s crossed his path knows, that definitely doesn’t mean he’s defenseless.

“Nobody tops Stark in his objective portrayals of a world of total amorality.” —New York Times

“Energy and imagination light up virtually every page, as does some of the best hard-boiled prose ever to grace the noir genre.” —Publishers Weekly

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The hunter becomes prey, as a heist goes sour and Parker finds himself trapped in a shuttered amusement park, besieged by a bevy of local mobsters. There are no exits from Fun Island. Outnumbered and outgunned, Parker can't afford a single miscalculation. He’s low on bullets—but, as anyone who’s crossed his path knows, that definitely ...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.6 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226770923

ISBN - 13:9780226770925

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best Parker Novels This is another novel in the Parker series. Parker the criminal we love to love. This time he is cornered in a closed amusement park by some criminals who want his money and want him dead. It is Die Hard before there was Die Hard. One man using his wits and his environment to outwit and elude a group that would see him dead. Love it.
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“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.”