Backflash (Parker, Book 18) by Richard Stark
By Richard Stark
After the book of Butcher's Moon in 1974, Donald Westlake stated, “Richard Stark proved to me that he had a lifetime of his personal by way of easily disappearing. He was once gone.” And readers waited.
But not anything undesirable is actually long gone eternally, and Parker’s as undesirable as they arrive. based on Westlake, in the future in 1997, “suddenly, he got here again from the lifeless, with a chalky legal pallor”—and the novels that confirmed that neither Parker nor Stark had misplaced a step.
Backflash reveals Parker testing the scene on a Hudson River playing boat. Parker’s no fan of both leisure or chance, even if, so that you may be convinced he’s fiddling with condo money—and he’s prepared to do whatever to tilt the percentages in his prefer. that includes a good solid of heisters, a remarkable surroundings, and a brand new advent via Westlake’s shut pal and writing companion, Lawrence Block, this vintage Parker experience deserve a spot of honor on any crime fan’s bookshelf.
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I drowsed off, and when I woke up, the guy was standing right in front of me! " "It may be a ruse to get us out of the house," Frank said. He and Joe hastily pulled on their parkas and boots. " Rushing outside, the Hardys quickly spotted the intruder's tracks - clear bootprints in the thin layer of fresh snow that had fallen during the night. They followed the trail down the wooded slope. " Joe exclaimed as they reached the shore. Pressing forward, the Hardy boys strained their eyes to peer through the grey dawn mist, but it was not light enough for them to see the fugitive.
Say, have you asked Pete Hagen? " Frank thanked the man and sailed the Seagull in that direction. The boys found Hagan fishing through the ice just beyond his home. He had seen no boy of Johnny's description. As the four companions glided away, Joe said, "This is discouraging. " Frank worked skilfully to keep the vessel close to shore while Biff scanned the woods with his binoculars. "No one's in there," he reported. "Let's hike up that hill," Joe finally suggested, pointing to a section where pine trees grew down to the shoreline of the inlet.
Chet gave a groan. "Good grief! Don't tell me we have to go out and beat the bushes again. " "Guess we all are," Frank said with a wry grin. "But I agree with Joe. " "Check! We sure don't want that creep coming back in the middle of the night to play any dirty tricks on us," Biff pointed out. Chet's plump, ruddy cheeks turned a shade paler at the prospect of another night of ghostly episodes. "Okay, okay," he said hastily. " Pulling on their heavy jackets again, the boys went outdoors to make a thorough search.