The score
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Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
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Westover Detectives
D STARK
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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. Parker works with a group of professional con men in The Score on his biggest job yet—robbing an entire town in North Dakota. “Whatever Stark writes, I read. He’s a stylist, a pro, and I thoroughly enjoy his attitude.”—Elmore Leonard “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“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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Book
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University of Chicago Press edition.
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x, 213 pages ; 21.
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English
ISBN:
9780226771045, 0226771040

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"Originally published by Pocket Books; later reprinted by Coronet Books under the title Killtown"--Title page verso.
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The fifth Parker novel has the main character planning a score that involves a dozen professional crooks ready to take over a rich, remote North Dakota town.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Stark, R., & Banville, J. (2009). The score. University of Chicago Press edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Stark, Richard, 1933-2008 and John. Banville. 2009. The Score. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Stark, Richard, 1933-2008 and John. Banville, The Score. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Stark, Richard, and John Banville. The Score. University of Chicago Press edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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