Monday, May 14, 2007

Publishers Weekly reviews

The Mark
Jason Pinter. Mira, $7.99 (352p)
ISBN 978-0-7783-2489-8
"Debut novelist Pinter turns in a stellar performance, taking to the suspense-thriller field with great confidence and greater promise. Disappointed to find that his new job with the prestigious New York Gazette is all pap pieces and obits, 24-year-old freshman journalist Henry Parker jumps at the chance to work with the paper's top reporter on a where-are-they-now look at “the scum of New York.” Arriving at the apartment of ex-con Luis Guzman with some follow-up questions, Henry finds a scene right out of Goodfellas: a big guy pistol-whipping a terrified Guzman and his wife. Before Henry knows what's happening, the victims turn the table, the assailant is killed, and Henry is left holding the smoking gun. From there, the cub reporter goes on the run—his only ally an unsuspecting NYU coed—while trying figure out how he became wanted by the NYPD, the FBI and the mob. Though some of his situations can strain credibility, Pinter's a wizard at punching out page-turning action, and the voice of his headstrong protagonist is sure to win readers over; his wild ride should thrill any suspense junky."


Blogger Stuart Neville said...

Luis Guzman? The Luis Guzman?

His acting career must have gone down hill!

Seriously, though, I think I'll have to make a point of buying this book given the positive press it's been getting.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Nathan Bransford said...

Congratulations on the great review!

3:50 PM  
Blogger Allison Brennan said...

Congrats on a terrific review!

11:01 PM  

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