By Richard Stark
The 16th Parker novel, Butcher’s Moon is greater than two times as lengthy many of the grasp heister’s adventures, and completely jammed with the motion, violence, and nerve-jangling pressure readers have come to count on. again within the corrupt city the place he misplaced his funds, and approximately his existence, in Slayground, Parker assembles a gorgeous solid of characters from all through his profession for one enormous, blowout task: starting—and finishing—a gang warfare. It sounds like the Parker novel to finish all Parker novels, and for almost twenty-five years that’s what it was once. After its ebook in 1974, Donald Westlake stated, “Richard Stark proved to me that he had a lifetime of his personal by way of easily disappearing. He was once gone.”
Featuring a brand new creation by means of Westlake’s shut good friend and writing companion, Lawrence Block, this vintage Parker adventures deserve a spot of honor on any crime fan’s bookshelf. More than thirty-five years later, Butcher's Moon nonetheless packs a punch: continue your calendar clear when you choose it up, simply because when you open it you won't are looking to do whatever yet learn until the final shot is fired.
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They burst into the open with Torrian's cavalrymen close behind, their faster mounts gaining on the warhorse. As they drew alongside, one reached for her reins. Falcon lunged at him, knocking his horse down. Man and beast rolled in a tangled heap, and Falcon turned his head to snap at the horse on the other side, making it shy. Tassin struck at the rider who drew alongside to replace the one who had fallen, her sword bouncing off his armour in a shower of sparks. The man hacked at Falcon's neck, cutting a gash in the thick muscle.
King Torrian attacks! " Tassin sat bolt upright, finding herself still dressed in her blood-stained riding clothes. She rubbed bleary eyes as the woman wept and ran around the room, flapping her hands. Tiring of the racket, Tassin rose and grabbed the hysterical girl, putting an end to her shrieks with a slap. The girl gasped, sagged and snivelled, clutching her cheek. The faint sounds of battle came from outside, distant shouts and screams of dying men mingled with the clash of arms and the hiss of arrows.
The courtyard was overrun, the last of her soldiers holding the enemy at bay. Remembering that she still held a sword, Tassin swung it at him. His free hand flashed up, gripped the blade, twisted it from her grip and tossed it aside. She growled as he pulled her alongside him, her jacket cutting into her neck. Her stumbling steps could barely keep pace with his long strides, and only his brutal grip on her jacket kept her from falling. He shifted his hold to her arm, ignoring her yelp as he trundled her up the steps.
Butcher's Moon (Parker, Book 16) by Richard Stark