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Ows too many of his criminal secrets By the time he arrives the safecracker is dead and Parker’s skeletons are on the verge of escaping from their closet unless Parker resorts to lethal measures“Whatever Stark writes I read He’s a stylist a pro and I thoroughly enjoy his attitude” El 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 Bloc A bit of a departure from the usual Parker fare One of his old comrades Joe Sheer writes to Parker initially telling him he has some problems he is handling but then asks Parker to come help Joe was a safecracker and one of the people who could reach Parker about a job Parker decides to help his friend but arrives too late Joe is dead and the circumstances of his death are shrouded in mystery; however another crook shows up looking for money and the local sheriff wants the loot too As always Parker's best work is improvising a solution when things go awry and he crafts an artful solution to this problem

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The JuggerYou probably haven’t ever noticed them But they’ve noticed you They notice everything That’s their job Sitting uietly 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 racetrackThey’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 Jug back when this was written was slang for bank so a jugger was a bank robber and Joe Sheer was a safe cracker Our protagonist Parker had worked jobs with him before and used him now as a go between when someone wanted to get hold of ParkerParker heads to Nebraska to check things out and ends up between a slimy cop and another hoodlum and his girl looking for easy cashParker is a hard case but I was surprised at the unexpected violence 23 of the way through Well written crimenoir story

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Download The Jugger kindle Ð 211 pages É You probably haven’t ever noticed them But they’ve noticed you They notice everything That’s their job Sitting uietly 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 dailyGet in his way because he’ll stop at nothing to get what he’s afterParker 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 In The Jugger Parker travels to Nebraska to help out a geriatric safecracker who kn The Jugger Stark’s sixth Parker novel is not written in a typical Parker formula Parker travels from Miami to Nebraska ostensibly to help his old colleague Joe Sheer a jugger safecracker and finds him dead The most scathing review of this book is by Donald Westlake using Richard Stark as a pseudonym himself“I spoiled a book by having him do something he wouldn’t do The sixth book in the series is called The Jugger and that book is one of the worst failures I’ve ever had The problem with it is in the beginning of the book this guy calls him and says ‘I’m in trouble out here and these guys are leaning on me and I need help’ and Parker goes to help him I mean he wouldn’t do that and in fact the guy wouldn’t even think to call him laughs”Most reviewers agree with Westlake that this is a bad book but not me I don’t think Parker was ever really going to help Sheer; he was worried that Sheer older mentally losing it might betray Parker’s secondary identity I have this feeling that WestlakeStark may have forgotten some of the details of his own book he was writing 2 3 of them a year but I’m just one reader hereUnlike an elegantly written and typical heist tale such as the previous The Score this one involves no heist at all though it appears he and others are looking for Sheer’s supposed fortune In that venture he has to match wits with Younger a corrupt police chief; a slick FBI agent a doctor and a sleazy thief Tiftus that Parker would never EVER work with at any time He gets entangled with Tiftus’s girlfriend for a time too There is some money involved maybe but the main purpose of Parker’s hanging around is to protect his fake identity So is this as interesting as a heist? I don’t think so though it is still well written with some clever twistsThe book takes some time to slow down and share some of Parker’s philosophy which is intriguing“ a man never apologized for what cards he'd been dealt; what did Joe Sheer think all of a sudden at age seventy he was the captain of his fate? A man was what the world decided he would be and where the world decided he would be and in the condition the world had chosen for him If the world decided to deal Joe a bad hand this time it wasn't up to him to apologize for not having better cards”The novelist John Banville says of Parker that he is “the perfection of that existential man whose earliest models we met in Nietzsche and Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky Or Camus’s The Stranger Brutal pragmatic amoral possibly also sociopathic No actual jugging takes place in this book; in fact not that much memorable really happens though the primary reason he went to Nebraska to protect his false identity the one he uses ten months out of every year when he is not supporting himself doing heists is a kind of failure which I assume is a set up for the next book or so