Characters ë The Black Ice Score 102

Characters The Black Ice Score

Back with the help of a “specialist” Parker that is He has the best references in town Will Parker break his rule against working with The Black PDFEPUBamateurs and help them because his woman would. I just loved this installment in the Parker series Parker shines here as a planner He s completely dispassionate and non political when multiple factions try to appeal to greed and sway his loyalties He just wants to execute his contracted work and move on He s always professionalit s the only virtue his reader can count onI convinced my local library to purchase the missing books in this series collectionanother reason this book was an especially good read

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The Black Ice Score

Be disappointed if he doesn’t Or because three hired morons have threatened to kill him and his woman if he does They thought they were buying an advantage but what they get is a predated death certificate. Another brilliant pulp noir from the master Nice tight writing and a solid plot Recommend

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A corrupt African colonel has converted half his country's wealth into diamonds and smuggled them to a Manhattan safe house Four upstanding citizens plan to rescue their new nation by stealing the diamonds. Parker has taken his girlfriend Claire to New York so she can do some shopping but he gets repeatedly approached by people who think he s in on some kind of score An African dictator has fled his country with a fortune in diamonds and one group wants to hire Parker to plan a way to steal them so they can take them back to Africa and use the money to build the nation up A group of white colonialists are mad that they got booted out and want to steal the diamonds to install their own puppet government and reclaim their property And one con man just wants to steal the diamonds for himselfThis is kind of an oddly flat Parker novel despite having some new elements in it For one Parker is hired solely as a planner of the robbery and Claire is involved than usual in the story But in the end there s the usual robbery with unexpected twist and Parker improvising at the last minuteWhile Parker is his usual no nonsense self for most of this one it also shows a few glimpses that there may be a bit to him than Stark aka Westlake has shown before Claire notes that Parker does have a bit of a taste for the robberies that are a challenge and reuire elaborate planning which differs from Parker s usual claim that it s all about the money Parker also seems to care about Claire than I thought him capable of I always had the impression that Claire was just kind of convenient for Parker It made sense that a guy who liked sex but didn t really like interacting with people would have one steady girlfriend who didn t bug him and stayed out of his business but here we get the feeling that Parker may just give a damn about herNot a bad book I think Westlake was incapable of writing a bad book It s just that Parker doesn t seem uite as ruthless as usual and to me Asshole Parker Fun Parker


10 thoughts on “The Black Ice Score

  1. says:

    The weakest of the Parker books so far out of 11 of 24 so far but still a solid story with things to recommend it Claire is the new girlfriend of Parker who had been married but slammed and left to die by his fi

  2. says:

    Parker has taken his girlfriend Claire to New York so she can do some shopping but he gets repeatedly approached by people who think he’s in on some kind of score An African dictator has fled his country with a fortune in diamonds and one group wants to hire Parker to plan a way to steal them so they can take them back to Africa and use the money to build the nation up A group of white colonialists are mad that they got booted

  3. says:

    Nationals from a tiny African country want Parker to plan a heist for them in an effort to steal back a fortune in diamonds Parker has misgivings but Claire urges him to take the job Parker plans the heist and things go smoothly until mistakes the Africans made before contacting Parker come back to bite them all in the assReading one of Parker's exploits is like visiting an old friend Parker is himself in this one although maybe Claire's

  4. says:

    I just loved this installment in the Parker series Parker shines here as a planner He's completely dispassionate and non political when multiple factions try to appeal to greed and sway his loyalties He just wants to execute his cont

  5. says:

    I can't do it I can't write any Parker reviews Not that I've written a substantial one in uite a few books but I must go on I must review them all right? In this one Parker gets involved in some tiny African countries political landscape and is hired to help plan a robbery to steal back the countries riches from the current president who is trying to steal it all for himself It's the most far fetched plot in all of the

  6. says:

    I like this one than others perhaps because Parker is actually working for something besides himself for once partially at the behest of Claire A corrupt president of a small newly formed African nation Dhaba has plundered the national treasury and smuggled 700000 in diamonds to NYC in the possession of his wife's famil

  7. says:

    Random Parker adventure provided by the local library service middling in uality that mostly feels like the rushed by the numbers pulp stuff that his contemporaries were churning out There's some nonsense with a newly independent African nation

  8. says:

    Another brilliant pulp noir from the master Nice tight writing and a solid plot Recommend

  9. says:

    Parker helps retrieve diamonds from a corrupt African leader This is kind of by the numbers for a Parker book The parts with the opposing factions from the African country were pretty interesting but the rest was fairly st

  10. says:

    Comments on second reading I decided to reread The Black Ice Score a relatively crappy Parker novel in the wake of having read the first Dortmunder novel The Hot Rock According to author Donald E Westlake The Hot Rock came about when a Parker novel went awry Parker is anything but a comedic character and Westlake found that he was writing Parker into a comedy Thus he rewrote the novel with a new protagonist Dortmunder and that no