Flashcards in The Hunter -A Parker Novel Deck (104):
Richard stark pseudonym for donald westlake
Who is parker
Main character and fictional criminal
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
Rules he lives by...
He will not double cross a criminal he is working with.
If he is double crossed he methodically plans revenge.
What is parkers full name
Never said in book. Might even be an alias
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.
Slowly and methodically parker tracks down who
Mal resnick his former accomplice
Who did mal convince to shoot parker
His wife, Lynn
The gambling syndicate is aka
When the outfit refuses to make good on parkers 40000 owed from resnick he
Takes on the outfit
Parkers plans fall apart sometimes due to
Bad luck bad partners greed incompetence
Parker has to work but the plans
Careful plans tend to fall apart
What name is lined to his fingerprints
Parker said he first used a gun where
In germany maybe meaning he was in ww2
The novel does not address good and evil
There seems to be an underlying theme that all business is crime
He is a loner competing with conglomerates surrounded by amateurs. He seems to have no interest in the world, weather etc.
Why does he want money, for power?
No. Not interested in power. Rather wants money to buy quiet. Ironic. Cant find quiet without drama?
Why is he concerned about fingerprints?
They are linked to death of prison guard.
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
How is he physically described
Big shaggy square shouldered
Where does joe sheer live who people can call if they need parker
What did he do after a job
What is the pattern
Commit heist, livevin luxury hotel with wife, commit another heist when needed.
What heist goes wrong
A crew from california in a munitions cash heist. Heist fine but double crossed.
First crime back in new york city
How does lynn the wife die
Arthur stegman, the money couriers boss
Regional manager of the outfit
Mals screwup for the outfit
80000 in chicago
Outfits new york manager
Bronson who is threatened with loss of carter and now fairfax and infiltration
Who informed mal that parker was in town
Why do police question parker
They think he is drug smuggling
Where is he going to spend money
Moving to florida and plastic surgery
Book opens where ...location
George washington bridge
Latent fag ....define
Inclination to be gay without acting on it.
Wallet brown leather empty and beat to hell
Metaphor for parker
Stretched or pulled tight
Kept working on his face so that he didnt look mean or mad
Recurring theme not what he seems, later wants plastic surgery
What was his fake name for bank
Bank account not found "easy come easy go"
Didn't feel that way when he was robbed
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
Describes the ordinary details of setting often, strange contrast to the
Bizarre nature of events and actions of the story
Parker calls Lynn the Judas Ewe what does that mean
How much does courier bring to Lynn on the 1st of each month?
To look or stare with anger
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.
Did parker plan to kill wife
How many days did parker have to wait for courier after lynn died
Threevor four days
What is vag short for
Did parker feel emotion?
Only for lynn, love and hate
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
What was lynn's last name
Any religious references?
Yes Lynn with Parker.... Swears on cross
What were they doing in the taxi back room
Playing 7 card stud
What is bush league
Inferior league, originally meant those that played baseball in the country bush.
Where did stegman drive parker to talk
The beach parking lot by jamaica bay off rockaway parkway
Who reports to whom
Bronson- Carter/fairfax- Mal resnick - Arthur Stegman - Sydney Chalmers
Parker knew stegman was a dead end
Because no one tailed parker
Who was involved in the 80000 heist in canada
Parker, lynn, mal and a canadian named chester
Who put on money for heist
Bleek a lawyer from california
Who could fly the plane
Ryan and suprisingly mal
How many men did they encounter on the island
Ryan slit whose throat
Bleek the old man...CHECK THIS ONE
What saved parker from the six shots
One in his buckle, 5 missed, then they set fire to the house
How many days did parker lay hiding
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
How much longer did parker have in jail before he killed the guard
Pearl, who seems like a real person
What is the name of the outfits hotel
Taking a trip or tour
Mals girlfriend pearl was on
Before mal was in the outfit e was a
Mals girlfriend could not feel pain unlike
Mal called everyone a
What was the name of the bar
Who is often described as big and mean with big hands with veins
Parker never told stegman how to contact him about mal
True. Then mal told stegman to find parke
Phil had 4 rooms mal had
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Cigs cheap in dc expensive in canada. Whiskey is cheap in canada expensive in dc. Where is the midstop
Why did mal not tell lynn how to find him
Because he knew she would never want to unless she wanted to killl him
Name of bodega
Delgado....where he looked for jimmy delgardo,
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
Full of sadness and sorrow.
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.
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.
Wanda called irma to find out where mal was with a prostitute and used the excuse he
Owed her 20 bucks
Why is wanda the prostitute on vacation
Because she has her monthly period
After killing mal parker went to see
Who killed carter
Parker and then made his move on fairfax...bronson said no
Parker said syndicate easy to hit because it is
Parler killed stegman with the
Butt of a gun near the end of the subway line.
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