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The Guilty (Henry Parker #2)

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  363 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
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 chasebut I never dreamed this story began over a hundred years ago.…

Suddenly another life is taken, the bullet fired fr

Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 19th 2008 by Mira (first published 2008)
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May 30, 2008 Gina rated it it was amazing
Excellent second novel!

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 i
Feb 23, 2010 Melissa rated it it was ok
I don't know why I decided to read another Jason Pinter novel after I disliked The Mark so much. At least some pieces of the plot in The Mark were enough for me to look past Pinter's dumbed down writing style and severe lack of editing. That was not the case, however, in The Guilty.

The Guilty could have been very interesting. It was almost decent. The problem is, Pinter repeats the same phrases and sometimes paragraphs or pages worth of text over and over. I found myself just skipping or skimmi
Jul 09, 2008 Michelle rated it liked it
The Guilty
Jason Pinter
357 pages
copyright: 2008
isbn: 0-7783-2463-x

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, th
Jan 07, 2009 Destiny rated it really liked it
I missed the first book in this series, but I easily understood the plot nonetheless. I loved Henry Parker and I loved this story. It was fantastic. I'll definitely go back to catch up with the first one.

I would have easily given this book a five rating if it had ended the way my mind had pictured the ending. Oh, Jason Pinter, why couldn't you give me my happily ever after? I'm such a hopeless romantic!

Don't get me wrong, the ending does, and I suppose some things are a must
Jul 06, 2011 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second book I have read in this series and it kept me interested all the way.
Apr 04, 2008 Brittany rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I'm so glad that I found this new series.
Jul 14, 2015 Karen rated it it was ok
I randomly picked this book off the free paperback rack at the library several months ago and it has been sitting on the coffee table ever since. (One weird thing about me is I don't read books that don't have a due date.) so anyway I decided I needed to get rid of it so I started reading it, wasn't impressed after the first couple chapters so decided to quit. Then I looked here and saw it had a pretty good rating so decided to stick it out. It turned out to be a fairly decent story, but I'm not ...more
Jun 23, 2013 Amy rated it it was ok
1.5 stars. Overall, I thought The Guilty was awful. It was filled with boozy, unsympathetic, cliched characters, the writing was slipshod, the mystery wasn't terribly interesting, and I absolutely hated the ending. I didn't even like Henry (the main character) by the end of this story!

That said, no brains are required when reading this book. It is a "beach read." I've got two history books going right now, and this book was fine for when I wanted to read, but needed something (considerably) les
Eli Yanti
May 13, 2012 Eli Yanti rated it liked it
Kematian seorg artis terkenal yg sedang naik daun, disusul dengan percobaan pembunuhan terhdp walikota yg berakhir dengan tewasnya seorg polisi oleh seorg pembunuh misterius sgt menguncang kota tempat Herny Parker bekerja sbg jurnalis. Yg menarik dr pembunuhan misterius tsb adalah peluru yang ditemukan ditubuh korban - berupa peluru magnum 0,44-40, dimana peluru tsb digunakan pada sejenis senapan besar bernama winchester yang mempunyai kekuatan penuh yg dipakai utk berburu binatang, senjata yg h ...more
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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 revea

Mirella Grace
May 03, 2011 Mirella Grace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: violet-books
Hwaduh... another great story by Jason Pinter... Jadi gak sabar deh, pengen baca buku buku Henry Parker selanjutnya... Kapan ya diterbitin ama Violet Books?

Cerita di buku kedua ini tentang penembakan beruntun yang dilakukan menggunakan senapan Winchester... (Do not ask me what kind of gun Winchester is) tapi, di setiap penembakan, si penembak pasti meninggalkan satu catatan yang bikin Henry Parker gerah dan bertekad buat nuntasin misteri ini.

Penyelidikan berlanjut sampe ke sejarah Old Western Am
Aug 10, 2013 Kristen rated it really liked it
Shelves: series-thriller, 2013
If you enjoyed Henry Parker in Jason Pinter's debut thriller, the Mark, you'll enjoy him in his return, the Guilty. One year later, Henry's back to report in his newest story. While things are getting hot with Amanda, things are going for a downswing for him. It all started with a singer's murder at the nightclub. More escalated deaths have grown from there. It's a race between Henry's and Paulina's papers to print the story for competition. While Paulina's has Henry watched, he's on the top of ...more
Mar 08, 2008 Ron rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller
Second in a series of thrillers about a young NYC reporter with an unfortunate knack for getting caught up in violence, although said protagonist thinks enough about his past that you won't need to backtrack. This time, a string of celebrity assassinations winds up harkening back to one of the most notorious figures in American history, which requires some major suspension of disbelief (but less than is expected of, say, Dan Brown readers--and it's a bit easier to swallow than the emotional over ...more
Sep 02, 2010 Shannon rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Even better than The Mark.

This novel has a historical depth to it that is very satisfying--a mystery within a mystery that takes the reader back to the days of outlaws and gunmen. It begs the reader to consider the true definition of a hero and takes us on a high-speed journey from NYC to the wild west and back again.

Pinter continues to unfold his characters in endearing, and sometimes painful ways. We see both their heroism and their breaking point. I loved Henry's development
Mar 03, 2016 Ted rated it it was ok
I raced through this book. But, by the end, I had lost my respect for the main character.
Jan 27, 2016 Steve rated it liked it
a good plot line , kept me turning the pages will look out for more of Mr Pinters work
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Nov 19, 2015 David Highton rated it really liked it
a clever plot, although the motivation for the finale seemed a bit weak to me. good writing style, though
Feb 04, 2014 Orville rated it liked it
Apr 08, 2008 Charli rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2008
This book was an awesome story. This one is the second in a series of books involving the same character, and now I am chomping at the bit to get the first one so I can get the full back story on Henry Parker.

In any case, this book took a well known American Legend and turned it inside out, which I found refreshing. Not many authors would have dared to, even in fiction, mess with an American Legend lik that. A must read!
Feb 02, 2010 Jared rated it really liked it
A solid mystery thriller with a great story and an interesting killer with an unique hook. The only bad thing was that, without spoiling it, what happens in the end with these characters really angered me--which is probably a sign that the writer got me invested, so really it is a good thing.
Mar 17, 2008 Alexandra rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: mystery & suspense lovers
I read Jason's book "The Mark" and was hooked on this new author. "The Guilty" is fast-paced, very suspenseful and extremely hard to put down. Henry is a character that you think about long after you have read the last page.
T.M. Carper
Aug 05, 2011 T.M. Carper rated it it was amazing
Another great thriller! The historical aspect of Billy the Kid was a neat twist. Pinter sure does his homework when it comes to his crimes and he writes with an air of authority.
Michelle White
Nov 21, 2012 Michelle White rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it! Quick's easy to get wrapped up the action. I actually found this book on the shelf while waiting for jury duty. Glad I
The second book in the Henry Parker series, it's even better then the first! If you want the perfect beach book for this summer, this one is it!
Ika Nindito
Membaca buku ini serasa nonton CSI , Interesting, Nice story...tapi dibeberapa bagian kalimat terjemahannya gak enak banget dibaca....

Jan 05, 2011 Reese rated it did not like it
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Kristiana S
Feb 21, 2013 Kristiana S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-gift
Benar - benar ga sabar nunggu seri berikutnya. Semoga Violetbooks ga vakum lebih lama lagi. Kangeeen, sama Amanda dan Henry :)
Lisbeth Solberg
Jul 02, 2008 Lisbeth Solberg rated it it was ok
Shelves: pulp-y
So-so plot and mediocre writing--with lots of pretentious sentence fragments and characters named Jack. But it moves fast.
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Other Books in the Series

Henry Parker (6 books)
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