The Green Eagle Score

The Green Eagle Score

Richard Stark / Sep 19, 2019

The Green Eagle Score Here s Parker planning to steal the entire payroll of an Air Force base in upstate New York with help from Marty Fusco fresh out of the pen and a smart aleck finance clerk named Devers Holed up wit

  • Title: The Green Eagle Score
  • Author: Richard Stark
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  • Page: 451
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Here s Parker planning to steal the entire payroll of an Air Force base in upstate New York, with help from Marty Fusco, fresh out of the pen, and a smart aleck finance clerk named Devers Holed up with family in a scrappy little town, the hoisters prepare for the risky job by trying to shorten the odds But the ice is thinner than Parker likes to think and Marty s ex wifeHere s Parker planning to steal the entire payroll of an Air Force base in upstate New York, with help from Marty Fusco, fresh out of the pen, and a smart aleck finance clerk named Devers Holed up with family in a scrappy little town, the hoisters prepare for the risky job by trying to shorten the odds But the ice is thinner than Parker likes to think and Marty s ex wife is much complicated.

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      • Richard Stark

        A pseudonym used by Donald E Westlake.


    1. anyone out there like magic? well, i do and i'm gonna do a magic trick. watch how i turn david's examples of why stark is a bad writer (from his review of the score) into proof that stark is a very good writer. here's davey-boy: Richard Stark—at least in The Score—is not really what I would call a very good writer. And Richard Stark's editor is not what I would call a very good editor. Witness this passage:"The prowl car was a Ford, two years old, painted light green and white, with Police w [...]

    2. Marty Fusco convinces Parker to plan a job robbing an air force base of its payroll. Fusco's ex-wife's current beau is the inside man. Things seem to go smoothly, until the ex-wife starts telling the details of the plan to her psychiatristThe Green Eagle Score, no idea why it's called that, is another entry in the highly enjoyable Parker series. This one strays from the usual Parker mold and takes the route of The Seventh. The job goes smoothly but the split doesn't go right. It makes for an eng [...]

    3. No money is safe when Parker is around. Not even if it belongs to the U.S. military.Parker is lounging at a resort in Puerto Rico with his new gal pal, Claire, when he is approached by another professional thief named Marty Fusco who just got out of prison. Fusco wants to bring Parker in to plan a job stealing the cash payroll from an Air Force base. While Parker initially dismisses the idea of stealing the pay of 5000 armed men, he agrees to go to New York state and check out the set-up. The si [...]

    4. An excellent Parker story. The reader is shown some preparation for a robbery of an Air Force base payroll, but not the details of the scheme until they are taking place. Things are looking great, and thenjor disaster. During the planning phase of this crime, Stark makes you suspect that something would go wrong. (Well that's to be expected or Parker would never have a chance to shine, since he somehow always manages the disasters.) I love the series and this one was particularly thrilling and c [...]

    5. Parker the Ultimate Stealing Machine is at it again, this time it's the fabled Monnequois Military Base heist that his pal Grofield walked away from at the start of the spin off novel Lemons Never Lie. A fun little connection that speaks volumes for how much fun Westlake must have had writing this character and world.If you read more than a few Parker novels you pick up on the general theme of these things; Parker is a planner, cold, thorough, meticulous, he cares only for the professionalism of [...]

    6. In this Parker novel he joins up with some other crooks to rob an Upstate New York Air Force base of it's payroll cash. I'd never heard of the AFB before, and I don't think there is another one besides Plattsburgh anywhere near the real towns mentioned in the book, so I'm going to believe that the book takes place in the shitty town where I went to college! Near the end of the book Parker drives into downtown Saratoga Springs and ditches a car there in front of a parking meter. I don't think Sar [...]

    7. Marty Fusco just got out of the clink and here he is cooking up another heist. Well, birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, and Fusco's thinking this deal is pretty sweet. His neurotic ex-wife has gotten cozy with a young airman named Devers who works in the finance office of the USAF base where he's posted. Fusco and Devers think they can lift the entire base's payroll for the month, at least four hundred thousand dollars. But they need a guy that can work out all the angles and run things. This is [...]

    8. This is another of the early books in Richard Stark's Parker series. Parker decides to take a break from a vacation in Puerto Rico to join a gang that intends to rob the payroll of an Air Force base in upstate New York. (The book was written in 1967. There's no such thing as direct deposit, so the Air Force trucks in $400,000 twice a month and pays everyone in cash.)Parker designs a clever plan to steal the money, but the weak link (and in these books there is almost always a weak link) is the m [...]

    9. The Green Eagle Score, is the 10th novel in the Parker series. Stealing a large payroll from the Department of Defence? Stealing it from within the compound? Sure, why not, eh?At one point Parker tells Claire that his work is like walking on ice, but that he knows where to step. Understanding the ice is one thing, but what about the things that are lurking beneath it in the deep dark waters? There is always a slight chance that there is something there that you didn't expect. Something that make [...]

    10. Following The Rare Coin Score, The Green Eagle Score is another no-frills Parker heist novel. There are minor variations to the formula--this time, for example, we aren't told the plan for the robbery until we see it enacted--but nothing remarkable that Stark hasn't shown us before. In terms of the larger series, The Green Eagle Score is perhaps most notable for the further development of Paker's character via his relationship with Claire, whom he met in The Rare Coin Score.First reading: 2011 J [...]

    11. Another good Parker book. Not much more I can say without spoilers, but it's nice to see the quality staying high & the plot as twisty. I FINALLY got the 1st one from the library. I'll be listening to it next.

    12. This book is begging to be made into a movie how Ashton Kutsher hasn't been cast as Devers in the supporting role I have no idea. Parker is definitely that guy they cast in the movie is spot on.

    13. As usual, things don't always go according to plan, this crime is no exception. Enjoyed the read, as I always do with Westlake (Parker).

    14. Not as good a some of the others in the series, but I still love the series.Parker seemed out of character in this story because he allowed one of the wives to sit in on the planning sessions. Her husband was a key player, but the wife had no part in the heist. Of course that was the reason things went sour and it was predictable. This wasn’t the author’s best.Most of the story was ok - planning and conducting the heist. The good part was at the end when things went wrong and Parker takes un [...]

    15. This time Parker gets asked to participate in the robbery of the pay-roll of an Air force base. As Parker is motivated by green dollars and not by nationalistic moral motivations this seems to be fine with him.The persons responsible for the plan are a recently released jailbird whose wife took the chance to divorce him during his stay with the governments B&B and the new beau of his wife who currently lives with his wife and daughter. The wife proves to be the downfall with her talking to h [...]

    16. I'm continuing my slow, savoring read of the "Parker" novels in publication order. It is tremendously entertaining to watch Westlake (Stark) play with the conventions of the heist novel: this one has a slow build-up detailing the work, and risks, of picking the right team for a crazy gamble: robbing an Air Force base. Oddly, the book's title is never mentioned in the novel--let me know if you have any idea what it refers to!

    17. Not near the best book of the 10 Parker books i have read but still an enjoyable story. Parker,the other characters was great,the prose was quality as usual. Only the heist story was lacking a little this time.

    18. "Parker looked in at the beach and there was a guy in a black suit standing there, surrounded by all the bodies in bathing suits.”

    19. Parker is as cool and effective as ever and this book was just as well written and plotted as the previous entries in the series. Listened to the audio version which was ably narrated by Stephen Thorne.

    20. Parker looked up at the beach and there was a guy in a black suit standing there, surrounded by all the bodies in bathing suits. He was standing near Parker’s gear, not facing anywhere in particular, and he looked like a rip in the picture. The hotel loomed up behind him, white and windowed, the Puerto Rican sun beat down, the sea foamed white on the beach, and he stood there like a homesick mortician.And we’re off – on what becomes a strangely melancholy episode in Stark’s Parker saga. [...]

    21. Master thief and anti-hero Parker is lounging on the beach in Puerto Rico, when a man comes to him with an interesting proposition. The heist would be one of Parker's most audacious - stealing the entire cash payroll from a large military base in upstate New York. They've got an inside man who can give them the layout and the lowdown, so Parker goes to work crafting an ingenious plan to get them onto the base and into the money. But all the while, the ex-wife of one of the thieves has been leaki [...]

    22. #10 in the Parker series from late Grandmaster Donald E. Westlake, writing as Richard Stark. Parker is a hard-boiled heist artist. As such, he occupies what may be a unique niche in crime fiction. There are any number of humorous novels featuring criminals, and there are a number of series featuring confidence men and even hit men. Caper novels (Topkapi, Ocean's Eleven) tend to be one-offs. Parker is a serial criminal - 24 novels in the series, logical, deadly, and intelligent. This entry sticks [...]

    23. Something different for a Parker book this time: no fractured timeline. And on top of that, one or two twists to keep things interesting and the readers on their toes. Also, a new character: a recruit for Parker's side, maybe a recurring character in future books? I guess I'll find out!I liked this book better the second time around.

    24. Regardless of the title under consideration, at least fifty percent of any review of a Parker novel could be generically applied to any other of the titles in the series. That’s not a negative observation.Although every book has a seaworthy plot—airtight, ingenious, and (mostly) plausible—a Parker novel is above all about Parker the character, Parker the attitude, Parker the unstoppable force. You read a Parker novel (and another, then another, and before you know it you’re re-reading Th [...]

    25. It appears that as Stark (aka Westlake) went forward with the Parker series, his ideas about heists got wilder and crazier. Bank robberies and mansion robberies were one thing, but Stark had Parker go on to pull jobs on entire towns (“The Score”) and entire islands (“The Handle”) before deciding that it was time for Parker to take on the U.S. Air Force itself. Well, not exactly take on the air force, more like, take on the payroll of a large air force base. Apparently, in those crazy day [...]

    26. Loved this one! My wife and I took a trip to Hobart and whilst she was reading the Hunter I continued on my Parker reading journey and read this one. I am digging the change in these novels. Parker is still very much Parker, but I love the addition of Claire the women he started a relationship with in the previous book, The Rare Coin Score. She isn't in this one much, but throughout the Green Eagle Score Parker misses her in a way. In this novel Parker is tracked done by a heisting buddy to rob [...]

    27. Bound: A Six Pack of KickassA Half Dozen More Heist Books from Richard StarkSunPost Weekly August 5, 2010 | John Hood bit/doqxmvGotta luv the folks at University of Chicago Press. Not only have they decided to bring back Richard Stark’s belovedly badass Parker novels, but they’ve been doing so in sequence, with a niftily packed series that smacks back to the ’60s beginning and — Zeus-willing — won’t let up till its 21st century end.The beginning, for those few who don’t know, was T [...]

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