A corrupt African colonel has converted half his country's
wealth into diamonds and smuggled them to a Manhattan safe house.
Four upstanding citizens plan to rescue their new nation by
stealing the diamonds back - with the help of a
"specialist" - Parker, that is. He has the best
references in town. Will Parker break his rule against working with
amateurs and help them because his woman would be disappointed if
he doesn't? Or because three hired morons have threatened to
kill him and his woman if he does? They thought they were buying an
advantage, but what they get is a predated death certificate.
Richard Stark (Jahrgang 1933) ist eines von mehreren Pseudonymen des mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichneten Schriftstellers Donald E. Westlake, dem Grandseigneur des amerikanischen Noir-Krimis. Donald E. Westlake ist am 31.12.2008 im Alter von 75 Jahren verstorben.