The heist went down while the people prayed. An angel walked with sagging shoulders - he was Parker's inside man, dressed in wings and robes and destined to be a problem.
An hour later, Parker, Liss, and Mackey were out in the shimmering heat of a stadium parking lot with four duffel bags full of cash.
Then the double cross began. Now the half-million-dollar robbery of a Christian crusade is drawing a crowd of cops, crooks, and the evangelist's own unrelenting security man, a tough ex-Marine who trusts nobody and nothing.
What began at a gathering of the faithful has moved into the realm of night.
Here every move has a countermove, every man is on his own, and every lie leads to the deadliest moments of truth
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/10/2007
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781847242761
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Review by TheoClarke
Parker returns after a hiatus over 20 years in which he has been living with his girlfriend beside a New Jersey lake. When old partners invite him to rob a TV evangelist's road show, he comes out of retirement. The details of the heist are all carefully planned but a series of unrelated small mistakes culminate in catastrophe from which Parker escapes through his quick wit and utter lack of compunction. Stark/Westlake has picked up his old character with all the panache he ever had. It is great to see the return of an old favourite in such fine fettle.