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The Guilty (Growth Author) [Kindle Edition]

Jason Pinter
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Book Description

Justice is as fast as a bullet…

As I lie in bed with Amanda, ignoring another late-night call from my ex, a shot rings out in the New York night and a beautiful starlet dies outside the city's most popular nightclub. This is the kind of story I was born to chase—but I never dreamed this story began over a hundred years ago.…

Suddenly another life is taken, the bullet fired from one of the deadliest guns ever made. Both victims are highly controversial, their murders more like public executions. My search leads me into the twisted world of The Boy—a world defined by a demented code of honor and shocking, long-buried secrets of the world's most infamous outlaw.

When this assassin realizes I'm getting too close to the truth, uncovering the past could jeopardize everything I care about. Because in his world there's a fine line between good and evil, and the difference between innocence and guilt depends on who's holding the gun.…

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From Publishers Weekly

Still relatively fresh out of J-school but already a hot scribe at the New York Gazette, Henry Parker (from Pinter's The Mark) files another hair-raising story in the Big Bad Apple. This time the juicy journo's on the trail of the Boy, a sharpshooting serial killer who kills his prey using an antique Winchester 1873, the gun that won the West. The first victim is celebrity diva Athena Paradis, and the killer leaves a note quoting a piece of Henry's. Henry's research reveals a bizarre connection between Henry and a long-dead outlaw of the American West, and, as victims pile up, Henry wonders if the Boy is out for vengeance. The intrepid journalist must think fast on his feet to stop him, even if it means asking for help from a rival Dispatch journalist, the lovely Paulina Cole. Tension mounts, bullets fly and Pinter's cool fusion of a new outlaw with blood ties to an old one hits the mark. The resolution is a ripsnorter, leaving thrill fans ready for the next Henry Parker newsflash. (Mar.)
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"A suspenseful and shocking tale that will leave readers clamoring for the next Henry Parker novel." -- Library Journal

"One of the best thrillers of the year." -- Press & Sun-Bulletin

"Readers who enjoyed Pinter's first book, THE MARK, won't be disappointed with his followup." -- Romantic Times

Product Details

  • File Size: 372 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA; 1 edition (March 1, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0013TX7EI
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #374,442 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
THE GUILTY is the second Jason Pinter novel to feature Henry Parker, intrepid reporter for the New York Gazette, a newspaper trying to maintain journalistic integrity in a market where such nobility is often appreciated and rewarded in the breach. Pinter has hit upon a winner with Parker, a likable if flawed protagonist whose pursuit of a story, and the truth beneath it, often results in him making subtle use of intuitive and deductive skills not unknown to private investigators. His tragic flaw (every interesting hero has one) is that he is clueless with women, or at least with one lady --- Amanda, to whom he owes his life, and more.

It is accordingly ironic that THE GUILTY begins with the death of a woman --- an icon, actually --- named Athena Paradis, a pop tart flavor of the month who is senselessly cut down by a sniper on the eve of what was to be her jump to major stardom. Parker is on the story but is startled when evidence on the scene suggests that the assailant is attempting to communicate directly with him.

Another murder almost immediately follows, and the evidence --- a bullet from one of the deadliest rifles ever manufactured --- indicates that the solution to the deranged killer's identity may well lie in the past, enshrouded in myth, folklore and legend.

Parker follows the story across the country, attempting to separate fact from fiction and history from rumor. His pursuit of the truth puts not only himself but those he loves --- and has loved --- in terrible danger, leading to a dramatic face-off and a climax in which even the winner will lose something.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent second novel! May 30, 2008
By GinRobi
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Incredible and darn near unputdownable! I really enjoy the characters in the series and the new ones that pop up. Lots of action and suspense. Pinter, the author, really pulls you into Henry's world and it stays in your mind long after the novel is finished.

Some may find the plot a little `cheesy', and while I didn't find it the most original, it's how it played out that was the fascinating part. Like a reporter hitting the ground running, you're the reader that's sucked in before the first chapter is even finished, you're hooked, hitting the ground running right along with Henry in the second chapter.

My mistake was reading the excerpt at the back of the novel of the prologue and first chapter from his third novel, The Stolen, coming out in August 2008. I would have been content to eagerly await his third novel, but now I'm impatient waiting, LOL!

To reiterate, great characters, well played-out plot, tons of action and suspense... I couldn't ask for better. A new author has joined the crowd of thriller authors, ladies and gents, and his name is Jason Pinter!


If you intend to read this book, do not read past this point!

I found that Jack was butting in where his nose didn't belong. I would have expected this exact thing from Paulina, not Jack. Not everyone is the same, nor can they cope with the same things in life. Everyone is different and I was angry that Jack would naturally assume that Henry was like him. I don't think Jack would have ever had or every will have what Henry and Amanda have/had.

The ending was sad and a little frustrating. Amanda was safe and sound, Mya was going to survive - he doesn't love Mya, but he's going to stick by her - something he regrets he hadn't been able to do before.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Guilty As Charged! A Darn Good Read July 9, 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
What's it like to be an author like Jason Pinter? I'd like to know that, because he controls the suspense level for Henry Parker with every heart-pounding sentence. Pinter's debut, "The Mark," was incredible. And in continuing the saga of Henry Parker with "The Guilty," Pinter had the attention of people who mattered. Tess Gerritsen gave a cover endorsement, while Lee Child bravely added fuel to the fire on the back. So are these bestsellers just spitting fire and blowing smoke? Or is Jason Pinter supposedly guilty as charged? Is he that good? If not, he's getting there, because this is a darn good read!

Henry Parker is getting on with his life with his new love, Amanda Davies. And he doesn't like his miserable ex, Mya, bugging him at all hours, reminding him, "I called you, Henry." Reminding him that he wasn't there. But forget about Mya, she's not that important, right? Henry has other fish to fry, and it starts with a bullet. A goddess of a star is murdered, and Henry Parker puts himself right in the middle. And totally unintentionally, he gets a little too close for his own good. Once again a chaotic mess is evolving around Henry Parker and company. Just remember, he's the reporter, we just read the news as it breaks! And people will be affected. And Henry Parker may go where no reporter has gone before. But then again he may not.

Jason Pinter has put himself on the map of thriller writers. And I don't think he's going away too soon. He's a tough nut to crack, and he has the attention of readers like myself. I can't wait for "The Stolen" to emerge. I'm expecting great things from Jason Pinter.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars new favorite author
Love this book. I'm still reading it but I know I'm going to download the next book as soon as I finish this one. I like the people, and the story. Read more
Published 2 months ago by barbara mcdonald
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book.
A great second book to the series. Very suspenseful. Read it in 2 days. Would recommend.
Published 4 months ago by Joe F.
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than the first!
Jason Pinter, off to a great start with The Mark, has surpassed that fantastic effort with The Guilty. Read more
Published 19 months ago by James Fraze
5.0 out of 5 stars Rather interesting take....but no chapter demarcations
I really enjoyed this book. It took an interesting view of possible, but unable to be confirmed, history and ran with it. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jwb52z
5.0 out of 5 stars Graet Read!
Jason Pinter has not disappointed me yet! these books catch me at the very beginning and dont let me go until I have read every word! They are really good and I enjoy them.
Published 24 months ago by Gwenevere Spencer
4.0 out of 5 stars Henry Parker, After the Story of a Killer Whose in His Mind, Starring...
The Guilty is the second novel by Jason Pinter and second in the Henry Parker series. You don't need to have read the original Parker novel The Mark to be able to understand... Read more
Published on November 1, 2010 by James N Simpson
3.0 out of 5 stars Fast Pace Action: You will Like This Novel
The Guilty, the second book in the Henry Parker series continues in the same fast pace genre, with all the twist and turns of the first book-The Mark-and then some. Read more
Published on October 31, 2010 by Azpooldude
5.0 out of 5 stars Henry Parker Evolves
Jason Pinter's second entry in the Henry Parker series, "The Guilty", is even better than its enjoyable predecessor, "The Mark". Read more
Published on January 29, 2010 by J. Michael Click
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much of a drag after THE MARK
I really thought THE MARK and THE FURY were great pulp action books, admittedly far fetched but incredibly fun escape fiction. Read more
Published on December 5, 2009 by Neal Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't stop clicking NEXT PAGE
I enjoyed this book more than the first. Perhaps that is because of the historical references intertwined into the story. Read more
Published on October 20, 2009 by Benjamin
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More About the Author

Jason Pinter is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Henry Parker series: THE FURY, THE STOLEN, THE GUILTY and THE MARK, which was optioned to be a major motion picture. He has been nominated for several awards, including the Thriller award, the Strand Critics award, the Shamus award, the Barry award, the CrimeSpree award and the RT Booklovers Reviewers Choice award. His books have been published in over a dozen countries in numerous languages and sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world. At just twenty six years old, Jason was given a three book contract with MIRA Books, which was then extended to seven before his twenty-eighth birthday.

Prior to becoming a full time writer, Jason worked as a book editor for five years at three major publishing houses. Jason's weblog, "The Man in Black," ( was named one of the top mystery blogs by Library Journal and one of the top writing and publishing blogs by Associated Content. He is a member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America, and is a founding member of the author collective 'Killer Year.' KILLER YEAR: A Criminal Anthology, edited by Lee Child, was published by St. Martin's Press and MIRA Books in the UK and Australia. Jason lives in New York City with his dog Wilson. He is currently at work on his next Henry Parker novel.

Visit Jason at or email him at On Twitter? Follow me at @jasonpinter.

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