The hunter
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Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
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You probably haven’t ever noticed them. But they’ve noticed you. They notice everything. That’s their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers’ work habits, the positions of the security guards. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the handle of an unmarked service door at the racetrack.They’re thieves. Heisters, to be precise. They’re pros, and Parker is far and away the best of them. If you’re planning a job, you want him in. Tough, smart, hardworking, and relentlessly focused on his trade, he is the heister’s heister, the robber’s robber, the heavy’s heavy. You don’t want to cross him, and you don’t want to get in his way, because he’ll stop at nothing to get what he’s after.Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir.  Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose-style—and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency—Stark is a master of crime writing, his books as influential as any in the genre. The University of Chicago Press has embarked on a project to return the early volumes of this series to print for a new generation of readers to discover—and become addicted to.In The Hunter, the first volume in the series, Parker roars into New York City, seeking revenge on the woman who betrayed him and on the man who took his money, stealing and scamming his way to redemption. “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 “Elmore Leonard wouldn’t write what he does if Stark hadn’t been there before. And Quentin Tarantino wouldn’t write what he does without Leonard. . . . Old master that he is, Stark does all of them one better.”—Los Angeles Times “Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over. Forget all that crap you’ve been telling yourself about War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll want on that desert island.”—Lawrence Block 
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University of Chicago Press edition.
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198 pages ; 21.
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English
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9780226770994, 0226770990

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In The Hunter, the first volume in the series, Parker roars into New York City, seeking revenge on the woman who betrayed him and on the man who took his money, stealing and scamming his way to redemption.
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She shot him just above the belt and left him for dead. Then they torched the house, with Parker still in it, and took the money he had helped them steal. Now it's payback time! Parker is on a quest to avenge a double cross and recover his cut of a score gone bad. Also published in 1999 under the title: Payback.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Stark, R. (2008). The hunter. University of Chicago Press edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Stark, Richard, 1933-2008. 2008. The Hunter. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Stark, Richard, 1933-2008, The Hunter. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

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Stark, Richard. The Hunter. University of Chicago Press edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. Print.

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