Meet Mike Knowles
But the differences between the two one-named heist planners are more interesting than the similarities. Wilson is not nearly as distant a figure as Parker, for one thing, in large part because he's the novels' first-person narrator as well as their protagonist. And Knowles, through Wilson's eyes, explores supporting characters', er, character, more than Stark/Parker ever does.
My previous blog posts about Knowles have titles that include "More in Mike Knowles' literary caffeine jolts" and "Darker than Parker," which may give you some idea of what you're in for.
Never Play Another Man's Game is the most recent of the four Wilson novels, preceded by Darwin's Nightmare, Grinder, and In Plain Sight. The latter three are available in an omnibus edition.
Read an excerpt from Another Man's Game.
© Peter Rozovsky 2012