This time around Parker has picked certain members of his crew wrong and the job goes south right into the county lockup. Alone and isolated, the antihero finds himself without much wiggle room. But experienced Stark readers know, wiggling is what the slippery Parker does best. In Breakout, he wiggles himself out of jail and right into an even more dangerous situation involving an armory, a tunnel, and a jewelry wholesaler.
While there are rough spots here and there, Breakout is simply another fun-to-read Parker novel, taking readers again to the flip side where the bad guys win and the good guys are never as good as they should be. Call it a great escape because, with this Parker novel in particular, that's just what it is. --Jeremy Pugh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
That's all I have to say about it.....It was a fun read. Make it a beach or picnic book.Published on March 15 2004 by D. A KENNEDY
Parker, the antihero thief of Richard Stark (AKA Donald Westlake) is one of my favorite creations. The books are always written with one caper or problem to be solved. Read morePublished on March 2 2004 by Larry
Look forward to reading all of Starks novels after reading this one The impressions and swift moving plots put you write there in the action Thank god for writers like StarkPublished on June 14 2003 by Tom Ryasko
After an inconvenient arrest, master thief Parker and his felonious associates spend a bunch of pages trying to break out of a big holding facility where they're awaiting trial;... Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2003 by Joseph P. Menta, Jr.
The latest Parker book by Richard Stark (Donald Westlake) is a series of breakouts and breakins. A bumbled robbery lands Parker in custody, but not for long. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2002 by A. M. Sulkin
This is certainly one of the strongest entries in this fantastic series. Westlake/Stark is at the top of his form here. One of his most satisfying novels since Drowned Hopes.Published on Dec 17 2002 by Scott Bukatman
A great addition the series...Stark is back in full form.Published on Dec 17 2002 by Scott Rees Lloyd
Donald Westlake(aka Richard Stark) delivers the goods with another entry in the Parker series. Parker is like a human version of the Terminator. Read morePublished on Dec 16 2002 by "whitetrashmutant"