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Nobody Runs ForeverSeven men came to a meeting in Cincinnati One wore a wire and another didn't hesitate to kill him fast and hard Now Parker has left that meeting and the murder behind and gotten involved in a scheme that is stuffed with money and troubleIn the rural northwestern corner of Massachusetts Parker and a pal plan to. The opening grabs you Seven guys in Cincy play cards soon to talk about a heist Parker sees one of the guys is wearing a wire He takes off his tie come from behind the guy and strangles him while the others keep talking poker in the mic that Parker rips off the man's chest What follows is a bank heist involving six bad guys 4 ard cars and sophisticated firepower You Can’t Run Forever is the 22nd of 24 Parker books from Richard Stark and it is a departure in a few ways from the main tradition he developed early on of a brutal almost non speaking noir main character and stripped down plots The basic approach is that Parker is a guy doing a job working best with others who also do their jobs a very working class approach to crime writing and heist life In this most recent tale Parker jokes around a bit a kind of no no compared to the earlier Parker he isn’t as brutal as we have come to expect notwithstanding that opening strangling and like it or not we get the much longer told tale from perspectives than ever While I prefer the lean and meaner earlier Parker stories I appreciated the complex telling and many characters are really compellingThe view from Parker himself is rather limited and Stark finds this perspective limiting too as Parker doesn’t like to talk and isn’t particularly reflective but we also see things from the perspectives of1 a female cop Gwen who changed her name from Wendy to be taken seriously; she’s a good cop and comes pretty close to outwitting Parker;2 a female bounty hunter’s perspective Sondra who is just trying to collect money based on information about the whereabouts of that strangled guy;3 an insider who works in the bank they want to rob Jake whom they shoot in the leg so he won’t be under suspicion for helping with the job since he is in the hospital;4 the wife of the bank owner; she helps with the job and wants out of her marriage; her husband wants out of the marriage too and hopes the money that is being transferred will help him divorce herSo all these folks know the deal is going on or that something is going on on this particular night As the action revs up in the last fifty pages we cut back and forth from each perspective with increasing speed and efficiency Another thing that is interesting is that the ending of this novel is the least resolved one yet with mild spoiler Parker on the run with actual feet not a Lexus the heist not entirely successful shall we say as is usually the case It feels surprisingly cliff hangerishFilm trailer for A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed referenced in the book though the film seems comic compared to Stark's book; Stark as Donald Westlake did write a fun crime series with a great sense of humor but Parker is not generally known for that

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Steal an ard car But the human element gets in the way From a nervous ex con and his well intentioned sister to a bank manager's two timing wife and a beautiful relentless cop too many people have their hands too close to Parker's pie Then a bounty hunter who just happens to be hunting the man who never left th. Running low on cash Parker goes to a poker game to hear of a job stealing dental gold when he spies a wire on one of the guys and the game turns deadly a necktie party One of the players then approaches Parker to rob an ard car during a bank takeover with the key information provided by a parolee and his paramour whose husband runs the acuired bank While there are a few surprising developments the book suffers from too many extraneous characters although I did like the weaponry provided by Briggs Things go badly wrong repeatedly with the two sources and Parker and the crew are almost caught because of their stupidity In my opinion Stark's books were much better at 225 250 pages than at 300

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Download Ê Nobody Runs Forever 102 ✓ Seven men came to a meeting in Cincinnati One wore a wire and another didn't hesitate to kill him fast and hard Now Parker has left that meeting and the murder behind and gotten involved in a scheme that is stuffed with money and troubleIn the rural northwestern corner of Massachusetts Parker and a pal plan E Cincinnati meeting joins the frayParker can see this job turning bad yet he can't let go of the score And when guns go off and the heist goes down the perfect plan will explode with a sound and fury all its own For Parker there's always the choice of turning from fight to flight even if there's nowhere to run. The later Parker novels are busier than the earlier ones The prose remains tight but the plots have moving parts as if Starklake has become an increasingly skilled juggler over the years and he wants to show off In Firebreak two books previous this busyness felt a bit forced but in Nobody Runs Forever this busyness feels much organic Of course Parker is an idiot to see this ard car job through to its lemony end but that's true of his jobs often than not With only two Parkers to go I had planned to wait a while before the penultimate Ask the Parrot but that may not be possible