By Richard Stark
Here’s Parker—planning to thieve the complete payroll of an Air strength base in upstate long island, with support from Marty Fusco, clean out of the pen, and a wise aleck finance clerk named Devers. Holed up with relatives in a scrappy little city, the hoisters organize for the dicy task by means of attempting to shorten the chances. however the ice is thinner than Parker loves to think—and Marty’s ex-wife is far extra complicated.
“Parker is refreshingly amoral, a thief who regularly will get away with the swag.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
“Westlake is aware accurately find out how to seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip till get away is impossible.”—Washington publish e-book World
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The South Gate turned out to be three blocks from the finance office; one over and two down. It was a smaller gate, less pretentious, with no billboard outside. They stood half a block away and watched a few trucks and cars go in and out. There was no pedestrian traffic at all. ” Devers said, “Something called Hilker Road. Down that way it meets up with the road we took out here on the bus. The other way it goes off into the woods someplace. ” “You mean outside? ” Devers shook his head. ” Devers looked towards the gate.
I don’t like letters through the mails, you know? And telephone calls when it’s a complicated thing like this. ” Parker sat there and waited to be told. Fusco looked worried again. “Handy said you were looking for work. ” Fusco had to have some kind of reassurance, or he’d never get to the point. ” Fusco flashed a brief nervous smile of relief. “That’s good,” he said. ” But then he didn’t say anything more. ” “Right. You remember that wife I had? ” Parker vaguely remembered hearing that Fusco had married, but it had been only five or six years ago, long since Parker’s last meeting with him.
Parker didn’t like the analogy. “You’ve never known anybody like me before,” he said. ” “You walk on ice,” she said. ” “That’s a surprise? ” She turned her head, looked at him through the green lenses of her glasses. After a minute she shook her head and looked back at the book. “I don’t know. ” He faced front again and said, “The room’ll be paid for a month. ” “Probably not. ” “I know,” she said. Parker got to his feet. ” “I’ll be going in in a while,” she said. Parker took his towel and walked across the sand to the hotel.