Readers who enjoyed Pinter's first book, The Mark, won't be disappointed with his followup. It's equally topical and well written, again told mostly from Henry's sometimes-irreverent first-person viewpoint.
The cold-blooded killing of the newest starlet-du-jour outside an exclusive New York nightclub is just the beginning of a dangerous assignment for reporter Henry Parker. He's actually present when the murderer claims a second victim and only blocks away when a third life is taken.
Henry's sources tell him that the
gun being used is a rarity -- a centuries-old shotgun. Following that line
of reasoning takes Henry far from the city -- and places him squarely in the sights of a man who believes himself
to be descended from one of the most famous killers in history. Is he wrong? That remains to be seen, but Henry
had best keep his wits about him, or
he could wind up being a headline
himself! (MIRA, Mar., 384 pp., $7.99)