After the bloodbath of Butcher's Moon, the action-filled blowout Parker adventure, Donald Westlake said, "Richard Stark proved to me that he had a life of his own by simply disappearing. He was gone." And for nearly twenty-five years, he stayed away, while readers waited.
But nothing bad is truly gone forever, and Parker’s as bad as they come. According to Westlake, one day in 1997, "suddenly, he came back from the dead, with a chalky prison pallor"--and the resulting novel, Comeback, showed that neither Stark nor Parker had lost a single step. Knocking over a highly lucrative religious revival show, Parker reminds us that not all criminals don ski masks--some prefer to hide behind the wings of fallen angels.
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Parker and his longtime lady friend, Claire, are enjoying their New Jersey lakeside home, Parker ""being someone whose work let him stay at home for periods of time and then took him away sometimes."" That cool understatement crystallizes Stark's style: Parker's ""work,"" of course, consists of b...| Read Full Review of Comeback
Maybe, Carmody suggests, he can help someone steal some of the money and they would then split it, with the criminals getting some money and Carmody using his share to help the homeless or some other good cause.Mar 31 2006 | Read Full Review of Comeback
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