Flashfire

Stark Richard Teachout Terry
Originally published: New York: Mysterious Press, 2000.
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Between Parker's 1961 debut and his return in the late 1990s, the world of crime changed considerably. Now fake IDs and credit cards had to be purchased from specialists; increasingly sophisticated policing made escape and evasion tougher; and, worst of all, money had gone digital--the days of cash-stuffed payroll trucks were long gone.

But cash isn't everything: Flashfire and Firebreak find Parker going after, respectively, a fortune in jewels and a collection of priceless paintings. In Flashfire, Parker's in West Palm Beach, competing with a crew that has an unhealthy love of explosions; when things go sour, Parker finds himself shot and trapped--and forced to rely on a civilian to survive. Firebreak takes Parker to a palatial Montana "hunting lodge" where a dot-com millionaire hides a gallery of stolen old masters--which will fetch Parker a pretty penny if his team can just get it past the mansion's tight security. The forests of Montana are an inhospitable place for a heister when well-laid plans fall apart, but no matter how untamed the wilderness, Parker's guaranteed to be the most dangerous predator around. "Like all of Stark's Parker novels, Firebreak is a brutal yet compelling glimpse into the amoral world of crime and revenge."--Booklist "The action [in Flashfire] is nonstop. . . . The awful fascination in these Parker tales comes from knowing the protagonist will always do whatever is necessary to protect himself and to achieve his goals."--Wall Street Journal
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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226770621
ISBN-13 9780226770628
GTIN-13 9780226770628
GTIN-14 09780226770628
Series Parker Novels
Subtitle A Parker Novel
Author Stark Richard|Teachout Terry
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 278
Publication Date Aug 10, 2011
Dimension 5.2 in 7.9 in 0.7 in