Between Parker’s 1961 debut and his return in the late 1990s, the world of crime changed considerably. Now fake IDs and credit cards had to be purchased from specialists; increasingly sophisticated policing made escape and evasion tougher; and, worst of all, money had gone digital—the days of cash-stuffed payroll trucks were long gone.
But cash isn’t everything, and now Parker’s after a fortune in jewels. In Flashfire, Parker’s in West Palm Beach, competing with a crew that has an unhealthy love of explosions. When things go sour, Parker finds himself shot and trapped—and forced to rely on a civilian to survive.
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“All of his admirers, and all aficionados of the hard-boiled tradition,
will need this book, which reaffirms its author’s position as one of the
most versatile, consistently reliable figures in the recent history of
American popular fiction.”
Barnes & Noble, editorial review