Ask the parrot: Parker Series, Book 23
Racing through the backwoods of Massachusetts and on the verge of being taken down for one of the biggest and most disastrous bank heists the state has ever seen, Parker runs right into the barrel of a gun pointed from the wrong side of the law. A quiet and angry recluse with only a silent parrot for company in his seclusion, Tom Lindahl saves Parker from the police dogs, but enmeshes him in yet another in a long line of dubious, highly dangerous, but seriously profitable jobs. Far more than some aimless indigent, holed up in a shack in the woods, Lindahl is a man built on rage and driven by a thirst for revenge. A whistleblower whom nobody heard, a man tossed aside by a corrupt political establishment, Lindahl plans to rob them of their lucre and needs Parker's help.
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|Grouping Title||ask the parrot|
|Grouping Author||stark richard|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-20 22:50:07PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-20 23:42:44PM|
|author||Stark, Richard, 1933-2008.|
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Main Library - Adult Fiction
Sometimes mystery master Donald E. Westlake is the author of uproarious crime capers. Sometimes he has a mean streak-and its name is Parker. From his noir classic The Man with the Getaway Face to his recent novel Nobody Runs Forever, whenever Westlake writes as Stark, he lets Parker run loose-a ruthless criminal in a world of vulnerable "straights."
On a sunny October afternoon a man is running up a hill. He's not dressed for running. Below him are barking police dogs and waiting up ahead is a stranger-with a rifle, a life full of regrets, and a parrot at home who will mutely witness just how much trouble the runner, Parker, can bring into an ordinary life.
The rabbit hunter is Tom Lindahl, a small-town lonely heart nursing a big-time grudge against the racetrack that fired him. He knows from the moment he sees Parker that he's met a professional thief-and a man with murder in his blood. Rescuing Parker from the chase hounds, Lindahl invites the fugitive into his secluded home. He plans to rip off his former employer and exact a deadly measure of revenge-if he can get Parker to help.
But Tom doesn't know Parker and that the desperate criminal will do anything to survive-no matter who has to die...
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Fiction Stark Large Type
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
Criminals -- Fiction
Large type books
Parker (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
|title_display||Ask the parrot|
Ask the Parrot Parker Series, Book 23
Ask the parrot / Richard Stark
Ask the parrot [text (large print)] / Richard Stark
|title_short||Ask the parrot|
|title_sub||Parker Series, Book 23|
Large type books
Parker (Fictitious character)