Quercus celebrates the relaunch of the Grand Master of American crime fiction, and of his most enduring creation, the professional thief Parker, memorably portrayed on screen by Lee Marvin (Point Blank) and Mel Gibson (Payback).
Parker, a professional thief, is on the run after a country town bank robbery goes wrong. There are road blocks everywhere and search parties with bloodhounds are in the woods. As they close in on Parker he is confronted by a local with a shotgun. But this citizen is not out to arrest him; he wants Parker to help him with his own nefarious plans.
So Parker enters into a queasy partnership with an embittered recluse, whose only companion is a speechless parrot, and finds himself joining the posse looking for him!
Ask The Parrot is a masterpiece of lean writing and tight plotting, the latest in Richard Stark's Parker series which has won him a universal following.