The Man with the Getaway Face
Donald Westlake writing as Richard Stark
Parker goes under the knife in The Man with the Getaway Face, changing his face to escape the mob and a contract on his life. Along the way he scores his biggest heist yet: an armoured car in New Jersey, stuffed with cash.
Praise for The Man with the Getaway Face
“Parker, on the run from “”the Outfit,”” emerges from Dr. Adler’s private surgery in Nebraska with a new face. His next stop? New Jersey, where a couple of old cronies are planning an armoured car robbery. Unfortunately, however, one of the cronies has a moll who’s planning a double-cross; so Parker–once he has neatly masterminded the heist–has to gun down the greedy wench. (Later he celebrates in the red-light district: “”He didn’t get his kicks from hurting whores, it was just the only way he knew to get them interested.””) And, meanwhile, there’s another nasty problem to deal with: after Dr. Adler gets murdered back in Nebraska, his devoted bodyguard sets out for vengeance . . . with Parker as one of three suspect/targets.”