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The Score


by Richard Stark
It's Parker's time to do the town


In this tale, Parker and associates are going to knock over an entire town. They plan how to plug town entrances and exits, take over police and fire stations, and control the town while they can rob every commercial enterprise within city limits. Things seem to be going according to plan until Edgars loses his mind.

This is an excellent caper. The pressure cooker environment when the dozen or so robbers are trapped in a shed for several days shows real insight into group dynamics. If you’re a Stark (aka Donald E. Westlake) fan, then you’ll enjoy The Score.