When it comes to heists, Parker believes in some cardinal rules. On this job, he breaks two of them: never bring a dame along--especially not one you like--and never, ever, work with amateurs. Nevertheless, with the help of a creep named Billy, and the lure of a classy widow, he agrees to set up a heist of a coin convention. But Billy's a rookie with no idea how to pull off a score, and the lady soon becomes a major distraction. The Rare Coin Score marks the first appearance of Claire, who will steal Parker's heister's heart--while together they steal two million dollars worth of coins.
The Rare Coin Score / Richard Stark
“Here Parker first meets Claire, who later becomes his partner in subsequent novels, making this a pivotal book in the Stark (aka Donald Westlake) series. Stark’s plot is tight and filled with tension. John Chancer does an excellent job at matching the pace.” ~ AudioFile (F.T.)