By Richard Stark
The 16th Parker novel, Butcher’s Moon is greater than two times as lengthy lots of the grasp heister’s adventures, and completely jammed with the motion, violence, and nerve-jangling stress readers have come to anticipate. again within the corrupt city the place he misplaced his cash, and approximately his lifestyles, in Slayground, Parker assembles a beautiful solid of characters from all through his profession for one mammoth, blowout task: starting—and finishing—a gang battle. It appears like the Parker novel to finish all Parker novels, and for almost twenty-five years that’s what it was once. After its booklet in 1974, Donald Westlake stated, “Richard Stark proved to me that he had a lifetime of his personal by means of easily disappearing. He was once gone.”
Featuring a brand new advent through Westlake’s shut pal and writing accomplice, Lawrence Block, this vintage Parker adventures deserve a spot of honor on any crime fan’s bookshelf. More than thirty-five years later, Butcher's Moon nonetheless packs a punch: preserve your calendar clear when you choose it up, simply because when you open it you won't are looking to do something yet learn until the final shot is fired.
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Butcher's Moon (Parker, Book 16) by Richard Stark