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ISBN:
039448102X
Author:
Richard Stark
Category:
Mystery
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House; 1st edition (1972)
Pages:
182 pages
EPUB book:
1610 kb
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1611 kb
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1837 kb
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Rating:
4.3
Votes:
649


Plunder squad : a Parker novel, Richard Stark; with a new foreword by. Charles Ardai.

Plunder squad : a Parker novel, Richard Stark; with a new foreword by. With a New Foreword by Charles Ardai. The University of Chicago Press. Praise for Richard Stark and the Parker novels: Richard Stark’s Parker. is refreshingly amoral, a thief who always gets away with the swag. Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly.

PLUNDER SQUAD by Richard. Interesting the way Parker has no normal social interaction with others. In Plunder Squad Parker is set up to get the biggest payday yet. Our antihero plans to steal 21 valuable paintings worth more than a half million dollars. Considering the large number of guards and the superior electronic alarm system, can Parker do it? Plunder Squad tells the story of three attempted thefts and one tale of an effort to eliminate an enemy. The story begins with Parker dodging a bullet from an enemy, and ends with him trying to survive a different attack.

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Some ordinary clothing in the closets and drawers, a few decks of cards, some paperback books; it was like the leavings in a rented summer cottage after the season is over. Except for the four thousand dollars in the corn-flakes package. Two hundred twenty-dollar bills neatly stacked, filling a box of corn flakes that at first didn’t look as though it had been opened.

Читайте Plunder Squad (автор: Richard Stark, Charles Ardai) бесплатно 30 дней в течении пробного периода. But even a squad of seasoned professionals can't guarantee against human error in a high-risk scam. Читайте книги и аудиокниги без ограничений в веб-браузере или на устройствах iPad, iPhone и Android. Can an art dealer with issues unload a truck of paintings with Parker’s aid? Or will the heist end up too much of a human interest story, as luck runs out before Parker can get in on the score? Parker is refreshingly amoral, a thief who always gets away with the swag.

When a job looks like amateur hour, Parker walks away. Can an art dealer with issues unload a truck of paintings with Parker’s aid?

Apart from writing using his real names, Donald E. Westlake has also published several books using numerous pseudonyms.

Apart from writing using his real names, Donald E. They are as follows; Richard Stark: One of the author’s best-known and continuing pseudonym is that of Richard Stark. The pen name Richard Stark debuted in the year 1959 with the Mystery Digest. Four other short stories followed, and they include The Curious Facts Preceding my Execution, which was published in the year 1961 together with the author’s short story collection.

  • Llallayue
This is the best of the Parker mysteries that I have read to date.

Parker gets involved in three increasingly complex art heists, each one with the typical parabola. The first two fail to come off because Parker is too smart to get involved in shaky plans with unreliable people. The third caper, the hijacking of a truckload of modern paintings under the noses (literally) of Illinois State Police, is intricately planned, but anyone familiar with the great Robert Burns poem on the theme of best laid plans can predict in general what happens. I won't spoil things more than that. The denouement and the action leading up to it are quite good.

Thrown into the mix of this short, but action and plot packed book is Parker's attempt to track down a guy he needs to kill and should have killed years and books earlier. Both story lines are very well written, with vivid scene descriptions and some really excellent character depictions. Parker comes in contact with well drawn and varied characters, both his confederates in the third heist, as well as some of the side characters in the revenge meme.

There is more psychological depth here than in some of the other Parker tomes. The concluding pages of the revenge subplot are striking in that regard. Additionally, for once Parker is not dealing with an anonymous "city" somewhere--nowhere--in the USA. Anyone who has spent any time in Indianapolis will see that Stark/Westlake has done his research and actually has a feel for what Indy looks like. Similar good writing depicts lower Manhattan in the final pages.

Stark really upped his game in this book. Very enjoyable
  • Zacki
PLUNDER SQUAD by Richard. Stark.

Interesting the way Parker has no normal social interaction with others. A married woman knocks on Parker's motel door, hoping to get something going with Parker. He won't even answer the door. And then he packs and leaves the job. He won't be part of a group that includes a woman like her.

The ending action scene was good - how he got out of a bad situation where he was outnumbered. There were two other good scenes where Parker reacted to someone trying to kill him.

THE SERIES:
This is book 15 in the 24 book series. These stories are about bad guys. They rob. They kill. They're smart. Most don't go to jail. Parker is the main bad guy, a brilliant strategist. He partners with different guys for different jobs in each book.

If you are new to the series, I suggest reading the first three and then choose among the rest. A few should be read in order since characters continue in a sequel fashion. Those are listed below (with my star ratings). The rest can be read as stand alones.

The first three books in order:
4 stars. The Hunter (Point Blank movie with Lee Marvin 1967) (Payback movie with Mel Gibson)
3 ½ stars. The Man with the Getaway Face (The Steel Hit)
4 stars. The Outfit.

Read these two in order:
5 stars. Slayground (Bk #14)
5 stars. Butcher's Moon (Bk #16)

Read these four in order:
4 ½ stars. The Sour Lemon Score (Bk #12)
2 ½ stars. Firebreak (Bk #20)
(not read) Nobody Runs Forever (Bk #22)
2 ½ stars. Dirty Money (Bk #24)

Others that I gave 4 or more stars to:
The Jugger (Bk #6), The Seventh (Bk#7), The Handle (Bk #8), Deadly Edge (Bk#13), Flashfire (Bk#19)

DATA:
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Kindle count length: 2,812 (283 KB) 198 pages. Swearing language: moderate including religious swear words. Sexual language: none. Number of sex scenes: two referred to with no details. Setting: around 1972 various U.S. locations. Book copyright: 1972. Genre: noir crime fiction.
  • Weetont
This should have been titled “More For Your Money,” because the reader gets three heists here. The first is aborted at a planning meeting for a Mothers Day department store heist, when one of the gang takes a shot at Parker. Turns out it’s George Uhl, who was brought in by one of the other members, unaware there was bad blood between Uhl and Parker. The second job involves stealing three gold statues from Hearst Castle, but this time it’s aborted when problems pop up with the wife of the organizer, and Parker and Ducasse pull out. The job that comes off is for the theft of paintings from a traveling exhibit, for which the gang already has a buyer. It's a smooth caper until the buyer commits suicide. This novel moves with a more leisurely pace. With the return of some previous characters, the book is more complex than most in the series. Ultimately it has more depth and is more satisfying.
  • xander
In Plunder Squad Parker is set up to get the biggest payday yet. Our antihero plans to steal 21 valuable paintings worth more than a half million dollars. Considering the large number of guards and the superior electronic alarm system, can Parker do it?

Plunder Squad tells the story of three attempted thefts and one tale of an effort to eliminate an enemy. The story begins with Parker dodging a bullet from an enemy, and ends with him trying to survive a different attack. Parker, known for usually having something go wrong, comments "I'm running a string of bad luck."

Parker has rules that guide whether he will participate in a crime. The first theft attempt violates his rule against including unstable team members. The second idea violates his rule against including a woman who might become involved in a love triangle. The third scheme Parker accepts only after he fixes problems he sees in the set up. Is Parker getting Desperate?

Richard Stark fills the pages of this novel with continual action, re-occurring danger, steady suspense and frequent plot twists. The story is so intriguing that I couldn't put it down. Parker's plan for robbing the art collection is dangerous, and complex but believable. The execution of the art theft is impressive and flawless.

I recommend this story for mystery lovers.