After the bloodbath of Butcher’s Moon,
the action-filled blowout Parker adventure, Donald Westlake said, “Richard Stark proved to me that he had a life of his own by simply
disappearing. He was gone.” And for nearly twenty-five years, he stayed
away, while readers waited.
But nothing bad is truly gone
forever, and Parker’s as bad as they come. According to Westlake, one
day in 1997, “suddenly, he came back from the dead, with a chalky prison
pallor”—and the resulting novel, Comeback, showed that neither
Stark nor Parker had lost a single step. Knocking over a highly
lucrative religious revival show, Parker reminds us that not all
criminals don ski masks—some prefer to hide behind the wings of fallen
angels. Download and start listening now!