In a hulking drab warehouse in a hulking drab city in the center of an empty state, Parker is caught moving pharmaceuticals into a waiting truck. Led into a joint called Stoneveldt - from which no one has ever escaped - Parker has to find a way out, before his whole violent past catches up with him.
And getting out of Stoneveldt means taking on the only partners he can find, including one who is already planning his next job. For Parker and his fellow jail breakers, freedom is just another word for committing their next felony.
They pull off the perfect jailbreak and then start the perfect heist. But things go south in a hurry - leaving three men dead and Parker and his fellow escape artists scratching, clawing, and running for their lives. Suddenly, the big, drab city in the big, empty Midwestern state has become a prison.
A cast of cops, busybodies, snitches, and weak links have turned into jailers. And for Parker, the ultimate jailbreak is about to begin.
About the Author
Donald E. Westlake has written numerous novels under his own name and several pseudonyms, including Richard Stark. Many of his books have been screened, including The Hunter , which became the brilliant film noir Point Blank, and the 1999 smash hit Payback. The winner of three Edgar awards and a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, Donald E. Westlake has also been presented with the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives with his wife in rural New York State.
Do you like your crime fiction pared to the bone? Are you addicted to narratives that move with bullet-speed velocity, in which every action is fraught with reined-in menace? Then Richard Stark is undoubtedly your man - Daily Express
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 3rd April 2008
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.222
Edition Number: 1