The hunter becomes prey, as a heist goes sour and Parker finds himself trapped in a shuttered amusement park, besieged by a bevy of local mobsters. There are no exits from Fun Island. Outnumbered and outgunned, Parker can't afford a single miscalculation. He’s low on bullets—but, as anyone who’s crossed his path knows, that definitely doesn’t mean he’s defenseless.
“Nobody tops Stark in his objective portrayals of a world of total amorality.” —New York Times
“Energy and imagination light up virtually every page, as does some of the best hard-boiled prose ever to grace the noir genre.” —Publishers Weekly
Richard Stark was one of the many pseudonyms of Donald E. Westlake (1933–2008), a prolific author of noir crime fiction. In 1993, the Mystery Writers of America bestowed the society’s highest honor on Westlake, naming him a Grand Master.
Slayground (Parker Series #14) 5 out of 5based on
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Trapped in an amusement park closed for the winter, Parker manages to outwit two sets of enemies. This is a tour de force because it's a rare case of Parker working, not with a team, but entirely on his own. This may not be the best Parker novel to start with, but if you like Richard stark, you'll love this.