By Richard Stark
A corrupt African colonel has switched over part his country's wealth into diamonds and smuggled them to a big apple secure condo. 4 upstanding electorate plan to rescue their new state by way of stealing the diamonds back—with the aid of a “specialist”—Parker, that's. He has the simplest references on the town. Will Parker holiday his rule opposed to operating with amateurs and aid them simply because his girl will be disillusioned if he doesn’t? Or simply because 3 employed morons have threatened to kill him and his lady if he does? They suggestion they have been procuring a bonus, yet what they get is a predated demise certificates. “Crime fiction stripped down—as it was once intended to be. . . . Oh, how the pages hold turning.”—Philadelphia Inquirer “Old grasp that he's, Stark does them all one better.”—Los Angeles instances
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She coughed and cleared her throat, ducking her head in a gesture he knew, and looked up at him to say, "Who were they? " "You can tell me," she said. " He knew she meant the agreement they had that he wouldn't ever talk to her about the life he had when he was being Parker. He shook his head. "They didn't say. " She stood up, moving slowly as though she were stiff, holding on to the sink for support. " She frowned at him, frustrated, then suddenly grinned as though something unexpected had struck her funny.
Parker, sitting on the bed, his back against the pillow, looked at her and saw she was over it. She'd believed his assurances, and the shopping had taken her mind off it more, and the raw, windy day outside had given her good color. She looked fine, happy and healthy, dropping packages on the other bed. She'd come in with a double armload of boxes and bags. " "One at a time," she said. " She rummaged among the packages, selected two and went into the bathroom, leaving the door open. Calling out to him, she said, "The crowds were incredible.
You've been followed in the past, sometimes by Hoskins, sometimes by General Goma's people. " "Good," said Gonor. The light at the corner was green. Manado made the turn. Parker told him, "When you get to Twenty-third Street make the left. Go over to Third Avenue and then south. " "Yes, sir," said Manado. " "It's a museum," Gonor said. "Three floors of African artifacts, from shields and spears to wooden dolls. " "It was planned to have a full-time curator," Gonor said, "but there was never any need for it.
The Black Ice Score: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels) by Richard Stark