This is another of the more recent Parker novels, which seem a lot cheaper to pick up than the originals. Part 1 sees Parker in prison (proving that he isn't immortal after all!) and a breakout that is fairly mediocre it has to be said. Maybe I have been watching too much Prison Break. The book then tends to lose itself in sideplots which is unusual as the Parker books are generally about fast paced hardboiled action and dialogue, short and to the point. However, about halfway through a heist is pulled off and I have to say it becomes an excellent read. 3 blokes trying to remove a concrete block shouldn't be exciting, but in Stark's hands it is, and this event takes place over several pages and believe me it is gripping stuff. Thankfully the book continues at this rate until the end and becomes classic Stark, classic Parker. I love the Parker novels but wouldn't recommend all of the more recent entries, but this is certainly one to add to the collection.