The Score (1964) – Pocket Books

A Parker Novel

Also published as Killtown, and in the August, 1966 issue of Guy magazine as Death Comes in Shes.

“Maybe Paulus told you, this is the first time I’ve been involved in something like this.”

“He told me. He didn’t have to, but he did.”

Edgars managed a sour grin and looked out at Parker from under his eyebrows, “Sticks out all over, huh?”


“You and Paulus and the others,” Edgars said, “You all know each other, know what to expect from each other. I don’t know any of you at all. When I’m around you, my back itches.”

Parker nodded. “Sure.”

“You boys aren’t exactly saints.”

“So why get involved?”

“A quarter of a million dollars, for one thing. And personal reasons.”

“Paulus is in with you,” Parker told him. “And the others. You don’t need me.”

“They tell me you’re the best. They tell me you can keep an operation together better than anybody, and you can get the best men to work with you.”

“So why should I work with you?”




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