Of all the Parker novels in which he plots to steal $400,000 off of a river boat named "The Spirit of the Hudson," this one is the best. Chock-full of the usual twists and turns Parker fans love, Backflash shows that Stark hasn't lost a bit of his magic over the years.
This book's crime is one of the more involved and interesting of the series and it's well worth the price of admission. It takes my love of riverboat heists and casino heists and melds it into one magical Reese's Peanut-Butter Cup of crime. Maybe I'm the only one with that particular love, but what are you going to do?