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    Richard Stark(Author)

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Transformed by plastic surgery, Parker plans a dangerous new heist but the scheme is threatened by a potential double cross

Richard Stark was one of the many pseudonyms of Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008), a prolific author of noir crime fiction. In 1993 the Mystery Writers of America bestowed the society’s highest honor on Westlake, naming him a Grand Master. 

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  • Richard Stark(Author)
  • Books on Tape, Inc. (January 28, 1999)
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  • 4
  • Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

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  • By Disciple of Poseidon on November 29, 2014

    The Man With the Getaway Face is the second novel in Richard Stark's Parker series. This time out, Parker is fresh from plastic surgery to keep the Syndicate from finding him after all the trouble he caused them. Parker with a new face, a dwindling funds and a chance at a payoff from a sketchy armored car robbery. What follows is Parker' s brutal efficiency at planning and executing robberies. Also involved is Parker dealing with a a former boxer trying to revenge the murder of the same doctor who performed the surgery to Parker's face. So Parker is stuck trying to keep the boxer from interrupting his armored car job, find the person who killed the Doctor and prevent his new face from being reported to the Syndicate. I love Richard Stark's (Donald Westlake) Parker. He is a no nonsense character who always does what is necessary and never deals from a position of weakness. My only gripe about this novel as it feels like it should have been part of a larger complete book. I know this is an ongoing series and leads right in to the next book The Outfit which leads right in to The Mourned, but it felt a little incomplete compared to The Hunter. I did really enjoy this book and I look forward to reading more of them. I recommend this series to crime noir fans and fiction fans.

  • By Greggorio! on November 16, 2013

    This is the second title in a glorious series of pseudo noir crime novels set back in the 1960s. At the end of book one, Parker had successfully taken close to $50,000 from a New York mafia syndicate referred to those in the know as, "The Outfit". Obviously one could not expect to live a quiet life unmolested by enemies of this reputation without taking precautions, so book two opens after a successful cosmetic operation giving our Mr Parker a new look. Quite literally.Anyway his old friends (the few he has) take a few seconds of convincing of his identity and it is not long before he accepts a job which offers him an easy take of a cool $50,000. Nothing in life is ever what it appears and by the time he meets his new team members and hears the plan Parker decides that he does not like the look or sound of what is in store for everyone.And so the game is on. Stark's writing is as good if not better than book one. The book is littered with phrases that are quite poetic in quality but probably politically incorrect for me to quote here, so i wont. The plotting is excellent, the characters (both good and bad) jump out of the kindle screen and poke you in the eye so please read this title with your spectacles on. The reader is in for a great time and so i award it my mandatory four stars. Not quite a classic (by my terms) so i cant give it five. But an awesome read nonetheless.BFN Greggorio!

  • By Opa Wayne on November 17, 2010

    Parker, the main character in "The Man with the Getaway Face", is like some heroes in western movies. Parker says little, means what he says, doesn't understand women and thinks women are trouble. In this story he encounters two such creatures.The story begins with Parker getting a new face (plastic surgery). He does his best to start his career of crime again, and believes that his new appearance will help him avoid his enemies. Instead trouble results.First, Parker is warned not to kill the surgeon out of fear he might reveal the new identity. If that happens, May, the dead doctors girlfriend insists she will reveal every patient's identity to the police. Parker does not understand her since he has given his word to protect the doctor.Second, because he has a new face friends do not recognize him. Since he spent so much on the face he is almost broke and must plan a new job. He accepts a job against his better judgment because he does not have time to be choosy. The team he joins do not really trust each other and are reluctant. Alma, a waitress with no crime experience, thought up the job and insists she be in charge - or have a final veto if she doesn't like the plan. Parker does not trust her."The Man with the Getaway Face" is a good novel with characters who are well drawn and a story that is interesting. It is an excellent mystery. I recommend this novel.

  • By Nona on August 8, 2013

    Parker gets a new face by enlisting the services of a plastic surgeon based in Lincoln, Nebraska. After the surgery, Parker is left with very little money. So he starts looking for a new job. The new job that comes by is not something which Parker is not extremely comfortable with. Nevertheless, he takes up the assignment. Before long, his past also catches up with more complications.Donald E Westlake writing as Richard Stark picks up the story a few months later where he stopped with the earlier book in the Parker series. The author wastes no times and quickly weaves a new tale of suspense and treachery. Parker is a criminal who has no regrets about his deeds. He is ready to go any distance if it suits his plan. This is the perfect recipe for a paperback which is intended for a break from our routine.I advice you to read this in the order it was written.The other books in the series are.- The Hunter: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels)

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