Slayground\Ich bin die dritte Leiche links, englische Ausgabe
The hunter becomes prey, as a heist goes sour and Parker finds
himself trapped in a shuttered amusement park, besieged by a bevy
of local mobsters. There are no exits from Fun Island. Outnumbered
and outgunned, Parker can't afford a single miscalculation.
He's low on bullets--but, as anyone who's crossed his path
knows, that definitely doesn't mean he's defenseless.
"Nobody tops Stark in his objective portrayals of a world of
total amorality." --"New York Times" "Energy
and imagination light up virtually every page, as does some of the
best hard-boiled prose ever to grace the noir genre."
"Parker... lumbers through the pages of Richard Stark's noir novels scattering dead bodies like peanut shells.... In a complex world he makes things simple." - William Grimes, New York Times "Richard Stark's Parker novels... are among the most poised and polished fictions of their time and, in fact, of any time." - John Banville, Bookforum "The Parkers read with the speed of pulp while unfolding with an almost Nabokovian wit and flair." - Richard Rayner, Los Angeles Times "Parker is refreshingly amoral, a thief who always gets away with the swag." - Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly "Whatever Stark writes, I read." - Elmore Leonard"
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.