Deadly Edge (Parker, #13) - Richard Stark This is the 13th in the series of Parker novels and I suspect Stark, a.k.a. Westlake was trying to humanize Parker a little by putting him into a relationship. That, of course, makes Parker’s life much more complicated and hazardous as Claire is put at risk from a heist that went well but brought with it some serious ramifications, i.e. guys who are killing off the participants.

It’s a solid page-turner for those of you who enjoy noir.

Interesting quote: "One of Parker's specialties was handling the people, which meant keeping them quiet, making sure none of them got killed, making sure none of them loused up the routine. The last was the most important, and the others would be sacrificed to it, if necessary, though a neat job was always better"