Plunder Squad

Plunder Squad

Foreword By the time Donald Westlake, the prolific soul behind the “Richard
Stark” pseudonym, sat down to write Deadly Edge, Slayground, and Plunder
Squad, he'd already written a dozen books about the professional thief Parker
and his ...

Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226772918

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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“Hearing the click behind him, Parker threw his glass straight back over his right shoulder, and dove off his chair to the left.” When a job looks like amateur hour, Parker walks away. But even a squad of seasoned professionals can't guarantee against human error in a high-risk scam. Can an art dealer with issues unload a truck of paintings with Parker’s aid? Or will the heist end up too much of a human interest story, as luck runs out before Parker can get in on the score? “Parker is refreshingly amoral, a thief who always gets away with the swag.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly “Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader, draw him or her into the story, and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible.”—Washington Post Book World
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Percy s Plunder

Percy s Plunder

It seemed that while they were paying attention to the squad leader and to a
lesser degree to the main body of Nimba warriors, the side panel of warriors had
edged forward, loaded, and had begun to fire their arrows atthe sailors. First,their
 ...

Author: Fred Ephraim

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469113456

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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Captain Neville Percy is a man grown weary and impatient after years of waiting for what he believed was his long overdue bump to a higher status in life as a slave trader in the old south. He longs to take over the station of his boss, Thaddeus Williams. He covets either of Williams’ twin daughters, highly prized for their intelligence and beauty, a bloody rivalry develops between he and the African tribal leader in the trading business. He will marry the twins to his nephew prince, but will his plan work? Percy, this ruthless demon of a man is the catalyst for all the chaos and hardship that is to come in this uniquely told American tale. Readers are sure to be enlightened by the details based on historical fact.
Categories: Fiction

Deadly Edge

Deadly Edge

Plunder Squad's opening scenes describe two heists being planned: one an
attempt to rob a department store of its cash take and one to rob an armored car.
A trained eye might be able to detect some similarities here. But all it takes is ...

Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226772969

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Deadly Edge bids a brutal adieu to the 1960s as Parker robs a rock concert, and the heist goes south. Soon Parker finds himself—and his woman, Claire—menaced by a pair of sadistic, drug-crazed hippies. Parker has a score to settle while Claire’s armed with her first rifle—and they’re both ready to usher in the end of the Age of Aquarius. “Richard Stark’s Parker novels . . . are among the most poised and polished fictions of their time and, in fact, of any time.” — John Banville, Bookforum “The Parkers read with the speed of pulp while unfolding with an almost Nabovokian wit and flair.” — Richard Rayner, Los Angeles Times
Categories: Fiction

Slayground

Slayground

Slayground becomes a claustrophobic tale of survival when Parker gets trapped
in a shuttered amusement park with a team of gangsters hunting for him. And
Plunder Squad unfolds into a melancholy, almost autumnal reflection on the ...

Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226772977

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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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
Categories: Fiction

Book Review Index

Book Review Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015036834672

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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.
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Public Plunder

Public Plunder

The error in judg . ment this time started out as a routine conspiracy against a
rooming house keeper entrapped by one of the vice squad's most useful stool
pigeons , the “ unknown man " of countless convictions for soliciting and even
more ...

Author: David Loth

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4445268

Category: Capitalists and financiers

Page: 436

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Categories: Capitalists and financiers

A Review of Misrule Greed and Plunder in Louisiana for Eight Years Past with Reasons for Her People Submitting to be Robbed

A Review of Misrule  Greed and Plunder in Louisiana  for Eight Years Past  with Reasons for Her People Submitting to be Robbed

State , for the first time , were collected in squads , induced to swear that they
were veteran soldiers , and as such engaged in the battle at the siege of New
Orleans in 1814 and '15 . These spurious claims , found a Wickliffe to audit them
and ...

Author: Edmund Abell

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112049798348

Category: Louisiana

Page: 17

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Categories: Louisiana

Plunder of the Sun

Plunder of the Sun

A sergeant with a squad of men was in charge of the mooring lines when we got
there, paying no attention to the complaints he was getting from passengers,
crew and captain. The comandante split the squad into couples and sent them
over ...

Author: David Dodge

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9781626816039

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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A globe-spanning treasure-hunt adventure filled with “action, suspense, and excitement . . . pure escape” (San Francisco Chronicle). Al Colby should never have said yes. When asked to smuggle a package from Chile to Peru, he should have run in the other direction. But he needed money, and he wanted the adventure. Now a man is dead, and two beautiful women seem out to seduce Al or kill him—or maybe both. A handful of gunmen, however, definitely aren’t planning on seducing him first. And it all has something to do with that package, an ancient manuscript that reads like a treasure map . . . From the bestselling author of the classic To Catch a Thief—the basis for the Hitchcock film—this is an entertaining, fast-paced story of international intrigue and danger.
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The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review

Stark, Richard Plunder Squad (R) Callcndar, Newgate 1973, Ja 7,p35. Starkey,
Marion Visionary Girls, The (R) Snyder, Zilpha K 1973, Je 17,pl0. Storkie, Walter (
intro) Our Lord Don Quixote; Life of Don Quixote and Sancho with Related ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015079608868

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Liberalism the Politics of Plunder

Liberalism   the Politics of Plunder

A New Deal for Central America The death squads have not assassinated Duarte
... because Duarte is more useful to them alive . If Duarte catches a bullet , who
really rules El Salvador will be all too clear . But if Duarte is allowed ( to live and ...

Author: Robert Gillmore

Publisher: Dublin, N.H. : W.L. Bauhan

ISBN: WISC:89058253485

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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Categories: Political Science

The Saturday Review

The Saturday Review

A Trout in the Milk by Michael Underwood ( Walker , $ 5.95 ) is set at the Old
Bailev , for which I have an obvious affinity . Because of the affinity , I stuck with it .
novel ranks at the head of its clasi If you read Richard Stark's Plunder : Squad ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015018047590

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Plunder

Plunder

What I ' m telling you , I ' d like to get me a good , snappy , simonpure amateur
team . ... President Conant and the Board of Overseers of Harvard University and
offering them $ 400 , 000 and a percentage of the gate for their football squad .

Author: Samuel Hopkins Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005584910

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What is 124

What is 124

Equipped with only necessary items required for murder , destruction , plunder
and arson , the guerrilla team is divided into three squads : attack , support and
blockad squads . While the attack squad is engaged in murder , plunder ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001175568

Category: Atrocities, Military

Page: 134

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Categories: Atrocities, Military

American Novel Explication 1969 1980

American Novel Explication  1969 1980

STARK , RICHARD ( 1933 – ) Plunder Squad ( 1974 ) Palmer , Jerry . Thrillers ,
212 – 215 . STEAD , ROBERT J . C . ( 1880 – 1959 ) Bail Jumper ( 1914 ) Elder ,
A . T . “ Western Panorama : Settings and Themes in Robert J . C . Stead , ” in ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105110161739

Category: Literary Criticism

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Microsoft Bookshelf Internet Directory

Microsoft Bookshelf Internet Directory

But recent issues have also begun to incorporate fiction and poetry , including
hypermedia pieces such as " Plunder Squad , " a 20minute QuickTime video that
incorporates moving text with images appropriated from TV cop shows ...

Author: Microsoft Press

Publisher:

ISBN: 1556159471

Category: Computers

Page: 699

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Offers a brief introduction to using the Internet and provides an alphabetical listing of thousands of Internet sites, arranged by categories, with descriptions of each site
Categories: Computers

The Armchair Detective

The Armchair Detective

Estimated retail value: without d/w with d/w Good $ 7.50 $15.00 Fine 12.50 40.00
Very fine 15.00 50.00 Plunder Squad First Edition: New York, Random House, (
1972). Orange-yellow boards, blind-stamped with publisher's logo on front cover;
 ...

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ISBN: PSU:000060078766

Category: Detective and mystery stories

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Categories: Detective and mystery stories

The Kirkus Service

The Kirkus Service

... Richard Starnes , Richard Starobin , Joseph R. I CHOSE A PARSON THE
BLACKBIRD THE DAME THE DAMSEL THE DEADLY EDGE LEMONS NEVER
LIE PLUNDER SQUAD SLAYGROUND ADVENTURE IN PERU SOMETHING
SOFT ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951000583312W

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly

Split -- Jugger Sour Lemon Score Black Ice Score -- Split Plunder Squad -
Butcher's Moon - 7th . Hunter Katcher . Big Bank Roll Rowe . Memory &
Modernity Schwarz . Jewish Caravan ( 2 ) Merton . Contemplation in World Action
Albran .

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ISBN: UOM:39015039671105

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Concise Major 21st Century Writers

Concise Major 21st Century Writers

Plunder Squad , Random House ( New York , NY ) , 1972 . Butcher ' s Moon ,
Random House ( New York , NY ) , 1974 . Stark Mysteries ( contains The Hunter ,
The Man with the Getaway Face , The Outfit , The Mourner , The Score , and The
 ...

Author: Tracey L. Matthews

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 078767544X

Category: Authors

Page: 5

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A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today's most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.
Categories: Authors

The Whodunit

The Whodunit

... The Score ( 1964 ) , Slayground ( 1971 ) , Plunder Squad ( 1972 ) , and
Butcher ' s gmoon ( 1974 . he pseudonis about of Death ( 1 90 Under the
pseudonym Tucker Coe , Westlake has also written five novels about detective
Mitch Tobin ...

Author: Stefano Benvenuti

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039241448

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Provides a lively survey of the development of the mystery story in England, U.S., and France from Edgar Allan Poe to contemporary writers
Categories: Literary Criticism