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Product Details

  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Firebringer Press (November 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977385116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977385119
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,540,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Daniel Masenda thought he had made peace with his dark past when he left his home for a better life fourteen years ago. As the mayor of a small, tranquil town along Virginia's Eastern Shore, Daniel has everything he ever wanted - until a series of haunting visions, coupled with the death of his estranged mother, pits him against two ghostly entities at war with one another. Each has its own agenda as they force Daniel to relive moments from his violent youth and push him to the edge of insanity. As his idyllic life begins to unravel, will he be able to decipher the message behind the hauntings before they destroy, not only him, but the soul of someone he left behind?

About the Author

A Pennsylvania resident, Phil Giunta graduated from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. His first novel, a paranormal mystery called Testing the Prisoner, debuted in March 2010 from Firebringer Press. His second novel in the same genre, By Your Side, is slated for release in March 2013.

In August 2012, he was among an exclusive group of authors selected to participate in Crazy 8 Press's new venture, ReDeus, a collection of anthologies and novels depicting the return of all the world's mythological gods. This series was created by veteran authors Bob Greenberger, Aaron Rosenberg, Paul Kupperberg, and Steven Savile. Phil's short story about the Celtic gods, "There Be In Dreams No War", was featured in the premiere anthology, ReDeus: Divine Tales. Two additional anthologies are planned for 2013.

Phil is currently editing a short story collection titled Somewhere in the Middle of Eternity for Firebringer Press. He is also the narrator of an audio version of Testing the Prisoner, which can be heard for free at Podiobooks.com. The audio version of By Your Side is forthcoming on the Prometheus Radio Theatre feed: prometheus.libsynpro.com.

Visit Phil's website at philgiunta.com

More About the Author

A Pennsylvania resident, Phil Giunta graduated from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and continues to work in the IT industry. His first novel, a paranormal mystery called Testing the Prisoner, debuted in 2010 from Firebringer Press. His second novel in the same genre, By Your Side, was released in 2013. Phil has also narrated the audio version, available in podcast episodes at Prometheus Radio Theatre: http://prometheusradiotheatre.com/

In August 2012, he was among an exclusive group of authors selected to participate in Crazy 8 Press's new venture, ReDeus, a collection of anthologies depicting the return of all the world's mythological gods. The series was created and edited by veteran authors Bob Greenberger, Aaron Rosenberg, and Paul Kupperberg. Phil's short story about the Celtic gods, "There Be In Dreams No War", was featured in the premiere anthology, ReDeus: Divine Tales. He followed up with "Root for the Undergods", a tale about the gods of the Gaul Empire in ReDeus: Beyond Borders.

Phil has recently finished editing an anthology titled Somewhere in the Middle of Eternity for Firebringer Press to be released in 2014, and is currently working on a paranormal thriller.
Visit Phil's website: http://www.philgiunta.com

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This was a book that you did not want to put down once you started to read.
Angela M. Price
The author delves into the human psyche, with a paranormal twist; well developed plot and very believable characters.
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From the physical pain to the emotional anguish, it really has triggered a lot of memories.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Howard Weinstein on December 7, 2011
Format: Paperback
A darkly personal supernatural psycho-thriller about a small-town mayor who finds himself fighting to save his own soul from the demons spawned during his abusive childhood and now unleashed after the death of his estranged mother.

Author Phil Giunta confronts the blurred border between love and hate hidden within the human heart in this promising, ultimately hopeful first novel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By berylw247 on June 16, 2011
Format: Paperback
I finished reading Testing The Prisoner by Phil Giunta.........all it did was leave me wanting more. I really enjoyed his book from the first word to the last. It is to my understanding that Mr. Giunta is in the process of writing the next book. I eagerly await for it to come out, to see where the next phase of the characters lives takes them. I also started to listen(but didn't finish unfortunately)to Testing The Prisoner on audiobook, which was read by Mr. Giunta himself. He did a really good job of getting into all of the characters. He made listening to it quite enjoyable.....now I need to finish it!!!

Sincerely,

Beryl Wetzel
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dvd on June 15, 2011
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Excellent book! Couldn't put it down once I started reading it. The author delves into the human psyche, with a paranormal twist; well developed plot and very believable characters. This is Mr. Giunta's first book and I'm looking forward to his second.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luciano on March 25, 2011
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It has been a long time since I read a novel that kept me glued to my seat. Testing the Prisoner was a pleasantly refreshing story, with a plot that I did not have figured out from the beginning for once. It was great to read this book and I was sad when it was over. I highly recommend this book and will surely hope for future works from Phil Giunta!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Headlee on April 23, 2010
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This book explores the dynamic nature of inner demons battling against each other within the confines of a distressed man's mind. A fantastic, macabre read with highly developed characters and twisted plot. I am highly anticipating a second book from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angela M. Price on April 13, 2010
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This was a book that you did not want to put down once you started to read. A different kind of ghost story that makes you stop and think about the inner demons that we all deal with. I would recommend this book for all to read.
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