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The Outfit: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels) Paperback – September 1, 2008
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When the hit fails, as of course it must, Parker sets in place a devious plan to hurt the Outfit just as he promised. What follows is a highly entertaining string of crimes around the country, striking blow after blow on behalf of our anti-hero, Parker.
If you're simply after a flat out entertaining book of action sequences that aren't cluttered up with pesky character development, then this is the book for you. As a matter of fact, the entire Parker series is for you. Parker remains the true dispassionate enigma. Sure he's heartless, cruel and vindictive but you've just gotta love the rascal.
"When the woman screamed, Parker awoke and rolled of the bed. He heard the plop
of a silencer behind him as he rolled, and the bullet punched the pillow where his head had been."
"He landed face down on the floor. His stubby , pregnant .32 was clipped to the springs under the bed like a huge black fly standing upside down, and Parker's hand was reaching out for it before he hit the floor"
So begins the Outfit, the third of the Parker books. A series that to date includes:
1) The Hunter (Also published as, "Point Blank")(1963; AKA Point Blank, Payback; Parker, by Richard Stark).
2) The Man with the Getaway Face (Parker Novels)(1963; AKA The Steel Hit; Parker,(1963;
3) ...Read more ›
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Intense, completely politically incorrect but never ceases to be engaging, bringing the audience to a time gone by (land lines and pay phones!). Read morePublished 1 month ago by DFW Amazonian
Excellent series written in the 1960's, primarily in the first person with the linguistic anachronisms of the1950's. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
man this thing is just like a great movie or something I love listing to this thing over and over again I would tell anyone to get
this right now I love it! Read more
I've read the first three Parker novels and two of the later ones. I like the earlier novels better than the later ones (so far). The Outfit is a fun and enjoyable read. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer