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 contemporary novel Nobody Runs Forever, each time 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 working up a hill. he is not dressed for operating. less 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 deliver into a regular life.

The rabbit hunter is Tom Lindahl, a small-town lonely center nursing a big-time grudge opposed to the racetrack that fired him. He is familiar with from the instant he sees Parker that he is met a qualified 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 organization and detailed 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 whatever to survive-no subject who has to die...

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