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Appointed if he doesn’t Or because three hired morons have threatened to kill him and his woman if he does They thought they were buying an advantage but what they get is a predated death certificate Parker helps retrieve diamonds from a corrupt African leader This is kind of by the numbers for a Parker book The parts with the opposing factions from the African country were pretty interesting but the rest was fairly standard I keep getting and irritated with Claire and her effect on Parker I prefer Parker when he is single minded and ruthlessThis isn t my favorite of the Parkers by any stretch but it IS a Parker book thereby making it a worthwhile read I would suggest this for the completist For those new to Parker start with The Hunter

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The Black Ice Score

A corrupt African colonel has converted half his country's wealth into diamonds and smuggled them to a Manhattan safe house Four upstanding citizens plan to rescue their new nation by stealing the diam The weakest of the Parker books so far out of 11 of 24 so far but still a solid story with things to recommend it Claire is the new girlfriend of Parker who had been married but slammed and left to die by his first wife and then well skeptical about women for some years after And he likes women in the intervening years but let s say for rather short periods of time Until he meets Claire whom he actually makes a commitment to which is surprising given Stark s unsentimental natureClaire also supports Parker s new gig though she hates guns and doesn t generally want to know anything about his work Parker has been approached by a group of men from a small African country who has had diamonds embezzled by their African dictator The men want the money back to strengthen their country Claire likes and respects the men Parker has not political leanings but likes money and sort of seems to like making Claire happySome white nationalists and a con man also want the diamonds As usual things go smoothly until they don t Claire plays a larger part in this one than Parker had hopedWell this is solid but unspectacular in spite of the international intrigue and Claire

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Onds back with the help of a “specialist” Parker that is He has the best references in town Will Parker break his rule against working with amateurs and help them because his woman would be dis I like this one than others perhaps because Parker is actually working for something besides himself for once partially at the behest of Claire A corrupt president of a small newly formed African nation Dhaba has plundered the national treasury and smuggled 700000 in diamonds to NYC in the possession of his wife s family The two possible successors one black one white each want the loot and make their pitch to Parker Their initial candidate a con artist also wants it Parker decides to work for the good guys and helps them plan the heist from an African museum and as always things go awry Much killing in this one than usual


10 thoughts on “The Black Ice Score

  1. says:

    The weakest of the Parker books so far out of 11 of 24 so far but still a solid story with things to recommend it Claire is the new girlfriend of Parker who had been married but slammed and left to die by his first wife and then well skeptica

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    Parker has taken his girlfriend Claire to New York so she can do some shopping but he gets repeatedly approached by people who think he’s in on some kind of score An African dictator has fled his country with a fortune in diamonds and one group wants to hire Parker to plan a way to steal them so they can take them back to Africa and use the money to build the nation up A group of white colonialists are mad that they got booted out and wa

  3. says:

    Nationals from a tiny African country want Parker to plan a heist for them in an effort to steal back a fortune in diamond

  4. says:

    I just loved this installment in the Parker series Parker shines here as a planner He's completely dispassionate and non political when multiple factions try to appeal to greed and sway his loyalties He just wants to execute his contracted work and move on He's always professionalit's the only virtue his reader

  5. says:

    I can't do it I can't write any Parker reviews Not that I've written a substantial one in uite a few books but I must go on I must review them all right In this one Parker gets involved in some tiny African countries political landscape and is hired to help plan a robbery to steal back the countries riches from the current preside

  6. says:

    I like this one than others perhaps because Parker is actually working for something besides himself for once partially at the behest of Clair

  7. says:

    Random Parker adventure provided by the local library service middling in uality that mostly feels like the rushed by the numbers pulp stuff that his contemporaries were churning out There's some nonsense with a newly independent African nat

  8. says:

    Another brilliant pulp noir from the master Nice tight writing and a solid plot Recommend

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    Parker helps retrieve diamonds from a corrupt African leader This is kind of by the numbers for a Parker book The parts with the opposing factions from the African country were pretty interesting but the rest was fairly standard I keep getting and irritated with Claire and her effect on Parker I prefer Parker whe

  10. says:

    Comments on second reading I decided to reread The Black Ice Score a relatively crappy Parker novel in the wake of having read the first Dortmunder novel The Hot Rock According to author Donald E Westlake The Hot Rock came about when a Parker novel went awry Parker is anything but a comedic character and Westlake found that he was writing Parker into a comedy Thus he rewrote the novel with a new protagonist Dortmunder and that no