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Author name

Richard stark pseudonym for donald westlake

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Who is parker

Main character and fictional criminal

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What are parkers qualities?

No traditional qualities. He is ruthless, cold, methodical and willing. To commit murder to get what he wants. In criminal terms one might call him efficientabd professional

3

Rules he lives by...

He will not double cross a criminal he is working with.

If he is double crossed he methodically plans revenge.

4

What is parkers full name

Never said in book. Might even be an alias

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Main plot of book

Parker chases an exassociate who double crossed him on a heist and left him for dead. He survives but is arrested.

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Slowly and methodically parker tracks down who

Mal resnick his former accomplice

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Who did mal convince to shoot parker

His wife, Lynn

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The gambling syndicate is aka

The outfit

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When the outfit refuses to make good on parkers 40000 owed from resnick he

Takes on the outfit

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Parkers plans fall apart sometimes due to

Bad luck bad partners greed incompetence

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Parker has to work but the plans

Careful plans tend to fall apart

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What name is lined to his fingerprints

Ronald Kasper

13

Parker said he first used a gun where

In germany maybe meaning he was in ww2

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The novel does not address good and evil

True

15

There seems to be an underlying theme that all business is crime

True

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He is a loner competing with conglomerates surrounded by amateurs. He seems to have no interest in the world, weather etc.

True

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Why does he want money, for power?

No. Not interested in power. Rather wants money to buy quiet. Ironic. Cant find quiet without drama?

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Why is he concerned about fingerprints?

They are linked to death of prison guard.

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Always on the move, hunted, hunting, scheming, cheating, brutalizing, hunting for money too. Stange line between justice and mercy.

Lack of humanity. No guilt, empathy, learning

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How is he physically described

Big shaggy square shouldered

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Where does joe sheer live who people can call if they need parker

Nebraska

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What did he do after a job

Have sex

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What is the pattern

Commit heist, livevin luxury hotel with wife, commit another heist when needed.

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What heist goes wrong

A crew from california in a munitions cash heist. Heist fine but double crossed.

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First crime back in new york city

Identity theft

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How does lynn the wife die

Sleeping pills

27

Taxi dispatcher

Arthur stegman, the money couriers boss

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Mals job

Regional manager of the outfit

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Mals screwup for the outfit

80000 in chicago

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Outfits new york manager

Frederick carter

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Carters supervisor

Bronson who is threatened with loss of carter and now fairfax and infiltration

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Who informed mal that parker was in town

Stegman

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Why do police question parker

They think he is drug smuggling

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Where is he going to spend money

Moving to florida and plastic surgery

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When written

1962

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Book opens where ...location

George washington bridge

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Latent fag ....define

Inclination to be gay without acting on it.

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Wallet brown leather empty and beat to hell

Metaphor for parker

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Define taut

Stretched or pulled tight

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Kept working on his face so that he didnt look mean or mad

Recurring theme not what he seems, later wants plastic surgery

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What was his fake name for bank

Edward johnson

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Bank account not found "easy come easy go"

Didn't feel that way when he was robbed

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When do we hear about a dime

Panhandled it from a latent gag, bought coffee with it, waitress threw it out as her tip , didn't have it to use for pay toilet

44

Describes the ordinary details of setting often, strange contrast to the

Bizarre nature of events and actions of the story

45

Parker calls Lynn the Judas Ewe what does that mean

Betraying female

46

How much does courier bring to Lynn on the 1st of each month?

1000

47

Define glowering

To look or stare with anger

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When the book references that lynn calls him by name does she ever really say his name

No, perhaps because his name is not really parker.

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Did parker plan to kill wife

No

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How many days did parker have to wait for courier after lynn died

Threevor four days

51

What is vag short for

Vagabond

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Did parker feel emotion?

Only for lynn, love and hate

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What did he do with lynns body

Carried her in broad daylight to park, again there things arent what they seem, then slashed her face to make it appear something different

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What was lynn's last name

Parker

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Courier's name

Sydney Chalmers

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Any religious references?

Yes Lynn with Parker.... Swears on cross

57

What were they doing in the taxi back room

Playing 7 card stud

58

What is bush league

Inferior league, originally meant those that played baseball in the country bush.

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Where did stegman drive parker to talk

The beach parking lot by jamaica bay off rockaway parkway

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Who reports to whom

Bronson- Carter/fairfax- Mal resnick - Arthur Stegman - Sydney Chalmers

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Parker knew stegman was a dead end

Because no one tailed parker

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Who was involved in the 80000 heist in canada

Parker, lynn, mal and a canadian named chester

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Who put on money for heist

Bleek a lawyer from california

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Who could fly the plane

Ryan and suprisingly mal

65

How many men did they encounter on the island

15

66

Ryan slit whose throat

Bleek the old man...CHECK THIS ONE

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What saved parker from the six shots

One in his buckle, 5 missed, then they set fire to the house

68

How many days did parker lay hiding

3

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How did the others die on the heist

Which one did it. Mal was gone. Chester and sil killed by ryan by slitting throat. Lynn shot parker.how did ryan die? .Bullet holes near landing strip....CHECK THIS ANSWER

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How much longer did parker have in jail before he killed the guard

Two months

71

Mals girlfriend

Pearl, who seems like a real person

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What is the name of the outfits hotel

Oakwood arms

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Define junketing

Taking a trip or tour

74

Mals girlfriend pearl was on

Heroin

75

Before mal was in the outfit e was a

Cab driver

76

Mals girlfriend could not feel pain unlike

Lynn

77

Mal called everyone a

Sweetie

78

What was the name of the bar

Landau's

79

Who is often described as big and mean with big hands with veins

Parker

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Parker never told stegman how to contact him about mal

True. Then mal told stegman to find parke

81

Phil had 4 rooms mal had

2.

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Define mettle.

...

83

Mal asked phil for help with

Setting up an apointment with justin fairbanks or mr carter. Because it wasnt outfit business or hed go thru phil

84

3 choices given to mal from carter

1give you assistance protecting our investment
2 handle it yourself proving you are self reliant
3 have you replaced and we do have the question since the blunder in chicago

They chose 2

85

Truth could be worse than lie...wouldn't tell carter about true heist instead lied that it was a desmoine payroll job. Why

Because the munitions deal could have been the outfit meaning he could have stole from cartrr.

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What did mal splurge on

A four room 32 a night suit and a 100 athletic blond.... Beneath it all the room was old and impersonal beneath the overlay. It could be occupied bur not lived in. And mrcarter was watching nowand he couldnt use the boys

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Mal lied to ryan that parker was double crossing them and he would kill them too. Ryan wasnt sure. Mal slit chesters throat and blamed it on parker. Ryan was ready to shoot him with a gun than mal had another idea...

More complicated more risky more dangerous.... Lynn.

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Parker was going to go see mal the night parker was shot was he really going to,shoot mal ?

Not sure, need to,look up

89

Cigs cheap in dc expensive in canada. Whiskey is cheap in canada expensive in dc. Where is the midstop

New york

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Why did mal not tell lynn how to find him

Because he knew she would never want to unless she wanted to killl him

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Name of bodega

Delgado....where he looked for jimmy delgardo,

92

Bartender name

Bernie...works where the hustlers are.....parker told him he was looking for his so called sister rosalie actually wanda a hustler he knew,,,green eyes red hair conical breasts slender waist

93

Define lugubriously

Full of sadness and sorrow.

94

Wanda could help parker get in to where mal was hiding but if he got caught he said he would blame.

Stegman. She told him oakwood arms 361 but mal was already gone.

95

Parker hid here leaving his prints everywhere and he killed a second person here

The beauty salon. The lady with asthma. He was watching the oakwood arms trying to figure a way into the office building next to it. He decided to do so by delivering coffee.

96

Wanda called irma to find out where mal was with a prostitute and used the excuse he

Owed her 20 bucks

97

Why is wanda the prostitute on vacation

Because she has her monthly period

98

After killing mal parker went to see

Carter.

99

Who killed carter

Parker and then made his move on fairfax...bronson said no

100

Parker said syndicate easy to hit because it is

Organized

101

Parler killed stegman with the

Butt of a gun near the end of the subway line.

102

The ending scenes are centered around a train railyard. He is careful not to step on the

Electrified third rail covered with wood.the suitcase he retrieved there was 45000 which he eventually loses leaving behind with two cops requiring him to do one more syndicate job this time he got 23000.... Miami looked fine in the end or maybe he would go to the keys

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Copyright

1962