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Download Doc ð The Outfit 213 pages ☆ Naturaltreatment õ 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 Ay 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 toIn The Outfit Parker goes toe to toe with the mob hitting them with heist after heist after heist and the entire The third in Stark’s Parker series and you really should read the first three in order at least—this is the culmination of a story When The Outfit tries to kill Parker in bed with a woman he decides he needs to “settle things” which for you and me might mean having a heart to heart talk with someone Parker is a loner but he writes letters to fifty people he knows around the country such as this oneFrankThe Outfit thinks it has a grievance on me It doesn’t But it keeps sending its punks around to make trouble I told their headman I’d give them money trouble if they didn’t uit and they didn’t uit You told me one time about a lay you worked for that gambling place outside of Boston and you’d do me a favor if you knocked it off in the next couple of weeks I’m writing some of the other boys too so you can be sure they’ll be too busy to go looking for you special I don’t want a cut and I can’t come in on the job because I’ll be busy making trouble myself You can always get in touch with me care of Joe Sheer out in Omaha Maybe we’ll work together again some daySo for Parker “settling things” means setting up a nation wide series of than twenty hits on various Outfit concerns with a final plan to kill Branson the Big Boss of the organization Parker as I said a loner connects withhold pal Handy who had wanted to retire and open a restaurant in Maine But if Parker gets what he wants can Handy really retire He’s having too much “fun” As Stark says of Parker he never feels as alive as when he is on a job doing it intensely doing it right I like most in this book the—in effect—set of anecdotes or short stories imbedded in this war on the mob In each story of a hit too are embedded entertaining details A monopoly game a dime as part of a take in one robbery—in the process I had read the comics adaptation of The Outfit by Darwyn Cook which I also liked though it is much condensed of course

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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 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 get in his w This is the third novel in Richard Stark's Donald Westlake's great series featuring Parker a completely amoral professional thief Like all of the books in the series this one is lean mean dark and gritty and it opens when a professional hitman targets Parker Not surprisingly the hitman fails because he's not nearly as good as Parker and Parker is enraged when he discovers that the would be killer has been sent by someone connected with the Outfit the group that controls organized crime in the United StatesParker's rage though is not like most other people's It's cold rational and deadly and you really don't want to be on the receiving end of what comes next Normally professional criminals like Parker give the Outfit a wide berth and vice versa But Parker decides to teach them a lesson they'll never forget He knows that a lot of men in his profession have spotted weak points here and there in the Outfit's operations but they don't act on that knowledge for fear of bringing the wrath of the Outfit down upon themselves Parker's plan though is to turn a lot of these guys loose on the Outfit at once effectively declaring war on them while Parker himself goes after the head of the group He aims to institute a change in the regime and to teach the Outfit that it's better to leave him alone than to antagonize him It's an audacious plan but if there's anyone who can pull it off it's ParkerLike all the other books in this long running series this is a great read and Parker is in fine form It was first published in 1963 and so the world has changed a great deal particularly with respect to the technology that Parker and his adversaries are using As a sign of the changing times Parker and one of his confederates are driving down the streets of downtown Buffalo New York early in December bitching about the fact that the Christmas decorations are already up and Thanksgiving is barely over One can only wonder what Parker would think of a world in which the Christmas decorations are already going up on Labor Day and one can only wish that we had someone like Parker around to deal with the people who insist on doing such a thing

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The OutfitUnderworld learns an unforgettable lesson whatever Parker does he does deadly “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  “El Leonard wouldn’t write what he does if Stark hadn’t been there before And uentin Tarantino wouldn’t write what he does without Leonard Old master that he is Stark does all of them one better” Los Angeles Times  “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 Block  When The Outfit sets its sights on Parker it doesn't count on the fact that men like Parker the independent contractors of the underworld are in their own way legion The powers that be as well as the cogs and drones who comprise the myriad operations under the purview of The Outfit are soft targets heretofore left alone out of a sort of professional courtesy But guess what kids The gloves are coming off of Parker's freakishly powerful mitts The fact that Parker's first task is to launch a bit of a letter writing campaign makes me nostalgic for an era through which I never lived I swooned for yesteryear upon reading that Parker bothered to call an operator to make sure he didn't misspell the word grievance before unleashing his hand written word unto his co workers from heists gone by What made this Parker volume particularly delightful was the series of vignettes as individual players make their moves on operations they've been waiting to hit for a rainy day StarkWestlake gives each a slightly different style; following a dime from the pocket of a corner store gambler to the bottom of a freshly looted safe giving the ins and outs of the worst day of a horse track lay off man's career We even get to meet up with a few characters from the first two forays into Parker land Richard Stark alter ego extraordinaire has fed me another piece of glorious criminal candy