Backflash

Backflash

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
Parker finds himself deep in troubled waters when his plan to hijack a riverboat casino goes awry

Blackwell North Amer
It's not in Parker's nature to gamble; he steals instead. So when it comes to ripping off a big fat floating gambling casino on the Hudson River, Parker leaves nothing to chance. From the phony politician to the getaway boat, from bringing the guns on board to getting the money off, Parker has it all planned out. There are only a few little problems...
The guy who tipped off Parker in the first place is a bureaucrat who has a moral streak - or a yellow streak - plus a story that doesn't quite add up. The guy who's steering the getaway boat has some unsavory friends who happen to have plenty of guns. And a reporter on the casino has enough sense to know that something on this cruise isn't quite right.
Suddenly Parker's surefire plan is blowing up like fireworks on the Fourth - only these bangs make people dead.

Baker
& Taylor

Following on the heels of Comeback, a New York Times Notable Book, a new Parker adventure finds the master thief deep in troubled waters when his plan to hijack a riverboat casino goes awry. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, c1998.
ISBN: 9780892966622
0892966629
Branch Call Number: M STA
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 20 cm.

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Calvacade
Sep 18, 2017

This is about a heist from a riverboat gambling casino.
This is book 18 in the 24 book series. These stories are about bad guys. They rob. They kill. They're smart. Most don't go to jail. Parker is the main bad guy, a brilliant strategist. He partners with different guys for different jobs in each book.
If you are new to the series, I suggest reading the first three and then choose among the rest. A few should be read in order since characters continue in a sequel fashion.

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clarafuller
Jan 22, 2014

This is #18 in the Parker novels so there are no surprises. Lawrence Block lays out the formula for Stark's (Donald Westlake) Parker novels. Knowing what is coming does not diminish the enjoyment of reading the quick and easy books. Enjoy them for what they are and don't expect great literature.

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lokiskywalker
Dec 11, 2013

I'm not totally sold on the later-period Parker books yet, but this one's pretty good. As long as you're not expecting The Score or Slayground, you'll probably like it.

dhankins22 Sep 08, 2013

after comeback

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RichardPaul
Apr 12, 2011

Backflash ----
by Richard Stark c - 2011/ Orig. c - 1998 ----

Very good read ----

This is the Second book after Donald E. Westlake made his comback. ----

The read is more relaxed and better non-asuming details. At least in this story Parker did not get his money stolen or taken, one caracter tried real hard. As well as some Bikers right after the score: They were clowns, period. ----

The story is funny to read as are all the parker and Grofield storie's. ----

Enjoy! ----

RichardPaul

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