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The Mark

Jason Pinter

Average Review Rating Average Rating 7/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : MIRA Books

Published : 2008

Copyright : Jason Pinter 2007

ISBN-10 : PB 0-7783-0231-8
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-7783-0231-5

Publisher's Write-Up

Right as I'm about to die and I realise all the myths are fake. My life isn't flashing before my eyes. All I can think about is how much I want to live. I moved to New York City to become the best journalist the world had seen. And now here I am, twenty-four years old and weary beyond rationale thought, a bullet one trigger pull from ending my life. I thought I had the story all figured out. I know that both of these men - one an FBI agent, the other an assassin want me dead, but for very different reasons. If I die tonight, more people will die tomorrow.

'A cracking debut, which is already destined for the silver screen.'

Daily Mirror

'An excellent debut. You are going to love Henry Parker, and you're going to hope he survives the story, but you're not going to bet on it.'

Lee Child
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Review by Chrissi (140908) Rating (7/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 7/10
As a young reporter for a respected Newspaper, the New York Gazette, Henry is out to prove himself and impress the journalists that he has idolised for so long. When he goes to interview a man who appears to have something to hide he goes away and decides to go back later and see if he can figure out what it was that he was holding back. He sees a man with a gun threatening the man and his wife and he tries to help them. It turns out that the man is a policeman and Henry, even though it was self defence, finds himself being hunted as a copkiller. Going on the run, he has to figure out what is going on and what he can do about it, whilst avoiding the police and a professional killer sent to stop him from digging any further.

This is a well written, tidily executed thriller which could have come from the word processing talents of John Grisham, although it was a little spoilt for me by being slightly formulaic. I was entertained but I didn't have one of those "Gosh I wasn't expecting that" moments that we thriller lovers particularly enjoy. Coming from a new novelist, though, it was certainly sufficiently diverting to make me read any further offerings that this gentleman will write in the future.
Chrissi (14th September 2008)

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