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Plunder Squad by Richard Stark
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Jan 23, 11

Read in January, 2011

I have been reading mysteries and crime novels for decades and have somehow not read Donald E. Westlake until now; odd because he is one of the most prolific writers of the genre. Richard Stark is one of his many pen names and "Plunder Squad" is part of a long series of Parker novels. It is the story of a heist--actually the story of several months in the life of a professional criminal who does hijackings and armed robberies always as part of an ad hoc crew that comes together for a specific crime.

Lots of details of how (in this case) to hijack a truck secured by a convoy of armed private security and state troopers. The truck is carrying 22 valuable paintings, part of a traveling exhibit that hits several Midwestern cities.

The body county is pretty high but almost all of those killed are shot bad guys shot by Parker, men trying to kill him.

I look forward to more Westlake--there is a lot of it.
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