Ask the Parrot

Ask the Parrot

Richard Stark


occasionally secret grasp Donald E. Westlake is the writer of uproarious crime capers. occasionally he has a median streak-and its identify is Parker. From his noir vintage The guy with the Getaway Face to his fresh novel Nobody Runs Forever, at any time when Westlake writes as Stark, he we could Parker run loose-a ruthless felony in a global of weak "straights."

On a sunny October afternoon a guy is operating up a hill. he is not dressed for operating. lower than him are barking police canines and ready up forward is a stranger-with a rifle, a existence packed with regrets, and a parrot at domestic who will mutely witness simply how a lot hassle the runner, Parker, can convey into a normal life.

The rabbit hunter is Tom Lindahl, a small-town lonely middle nursing a big-time grudge opposed to the racetrack that fired him. He is aware from the instant he sees Parker that he is met a certified thief-and a guy with homicide in his blood. Rescuing Parker from the chase hounds, Lindahl invitations the fugitive into his secluded domestic. He plans to tear off his former company and distinct a dangerous degree of revenge-if he can get Parker to help.

But Tom does not comprehend Parker and that the determined felony will do something to survive-no topic who has to die...

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