Flashfire : a Parker novel
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Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2011].
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Between Parker’s 1961 debut and his return in the late 1990s, the world of crime changed considerably. Now fake IDs and credit cards had to be purchased from specialists; increasingly sophisticated policing made escape and evasion tougher; and, worst of all, money had gone digital—the days of cash-stuffed payroll trucks were long gone.

But cash isn’t everything: Flashfire and Firebreak find Parker going after, respectively, a fortune in jewels and a collection of priceless paintings. In Flashfire, Parker’s in West Palm Beach, competing with a crew that has an unhealthy love of explosions; when things go sour, Parker finds himself shot and trapped—and forced to rely on a civilian to survive. Firebreak takes Parker to a palatial Montana "hunting lodge" where a dot-com millionaire hides a gallery of stolen old masters—which will fetch Parker a pretty penny if his team can just get it past the mansion’s tight security. The forests of Montana are an inhospitable place for a heister when well-laid plans fall apart, but no matter how untamed the wilderness, Parker’s guaranteed to be the most dangerous predator around. “Like all of Stark’s Parker novels, Firebreak is a brutal yet compelling glimpse into the amoral world of crime and revenge.”—Booklist “The action [in Flashfire] is nonstop. . . . The awful fascination in these Parker tales comes from knowing the protagonist will always do whatever is necessary to protect himself and to achieve his goals.”—Wall Street Journal
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Book
Physical Desc:
xi, 278 pages ; 21.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780226770628, 0226770621

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"In Flashfire Parker hobnobs with the excessively monied citizens of West Palm Beach while impersonating a Texan oilman looking to buy property. The true object of his affection is a twelve-million-dollar stash of jewels that he aims to steal from under the noses of a hundred socialites, a hit man, and six other thieves who have an unhealthy love of explosions. When things go sour, Parker finds himself shot and trapped--and forced to rely on a civilian to survive."--Page 4 of cover.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Stark, R. (2011). Flashfire: a Parker novel. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Stark, Richard, 1933-2008. 2011. Flashfire: A Parker Novel. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Stark, Richard, 1933-2008, Flashfire: A Parker Novel. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Stark, Richard. Flashfire: A Parker Novel. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011. 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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