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Breakout: A Parker Novel


Breakout: A Parker Novel

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    Available in PDF Format | Breakout: A Parker Novel.pdf | English
    Richard Stark(Author)
Even Parker makes mistakes. Locked up in a prison from which no one has ever escaped, it's only a matter of time before the law uncovers his real name - and his extensive criminal past. To get out, Parker must take on the only accomplices he can find - yet his fellow convicts demand a price: help with another job. Their plan has too many weak links. And Parker isn't a man who likes complications. But with a big potential payoff and no other options, Parker is willing to chance it, just this once.

'Watching artists like Stark and Parker at work is a great pleasure' Publishers Weekly. (Publisher'sWeekly)

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Book details

  • PDF | 272 pages
  • Richard Stark(Author)
  • Quercus; paperback / softback edition (3 April 2008)
  • English
  • 3
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
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  • By A. Reader on 12 June 2017

    Not the best Parker but still engrossing

  • By Guest on 29 May 2017

    A superb Parker novel, kept me interested untill the end.

  • By N Thompson on 4 December 2009

    This is another of the more recent Parker novels, which seem a lot cheaper to pick up than the originals. Part 1 sees Parker in prison (proving that he isn't immortal after all!) and a breakout that is fairly mediocre it has to be said. Maybe I have been watching too much Prison Break. The book then tends to lose itself in sideplots which is unusual as the Parker books are generally about fast paced hardboiled action and dialogue, short and to the point. However, about halfway through a heist is pulled off and I have to say it becomes an excellent read. 3 blokes trying to remove a concrete block shouldn't be exciting, but in Stark's hands it is, and this event takes place over several pages and believe me it is gripping stuff. Thankfully the book continues at this rate until the end and becomes classic Stark, classic Parker. I love the Parker novels but wouldn't recommend all of the more recent entries, but this is certainly one to add to the collection.

  • By P. N. Hussey on 14 October 2008

    Another terrific Parker novel where things seem to go from bad to worse with Parker's luck being the usual mix of good and bad. The story moves at a very brisk pace never letting you become bored and Parker is a terrific antihero. Filled with hardboiled dialogue and a good mix of violence this is another very good read.

  • By Mr. J. G. Hoad on 2 March 2014

    This is a very gripping book. Donald E Westlake's inimitable style shows through strongly: his ability to write a logical, consistently interesting plot is quite amazing.

  • By Robert Ellis on 30 June 2013

    Parker is a force of nature. He never deviates into softness or sentimentality. He makes Jack] Reacher and others of that ilk look wimpish..

  • By bubble on 22 April 2013

    A great crime caper book,very believable story with great characters, with of course Parker in usual violent form.Highly recommended.

  • By Mrs. Pamela Ward on 21 January 2017

    part way in, usual great parker touches

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