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Warren Ellis reimagines New York City as a puzzle with the most dangerous pieces of all: guns.
After a shootout claims the life of his partner in a condemned tenement building on Pearl Street, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Someone has been killing people for twenty years or more and storing the weapons together for some inexplicable purpose.
Confronted with the sudden emergence of hundreds of unsolved homicides, Tallow soon discovers that he’s walked into a veritable deal with the devil—an unholy bargain that has made possible the rise of some of Manhattan’s most prominent captains of industry. A hunter who performs his deadly acts as a sacrifice to the old gods of Manhattan, who may, quite simply, be the most prolific murderer in New York City’s history.
Warren Ellis’ body of work has been championed by Wired for its “merciless action” and “incorruptible bravery” and has steadily amassed legions of diehard fans. His newest audiobook builds on his accomplishments like never before, announcing Ellis as one of today’s most daring thriller writers. This is twenty-first-century suspense writ large. This is Gun Machine.
© 2013 by Warren Ellis
“A mad police procedural just north of the border of dark fantasy.
William Gibson, New York Times bestselling author of Neuromancer
“From the wrenching violence of its first pages to its bone-jarring
conclusion, Gun Machine never lets go of the reader and never
flags in its relentless pace. In the course of 300 tightly wound pages, Ellis
unloads a full clip of ideas, black humor, character, and copper-sheathed
action scenes. Every sentence is a bullseye.”
Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of A Heart-Shaped Box
Ian Rankin, author of Standing in Another Man’s Grave
“Underneath the pyrotechnic prose lies a perfectly paced mystery
thriller. Ellis gets it so right.”
Mike Carey, author of The Devil You Know
“Warren Ellis is one of the greatest writers of my generation, not to
mention my personal favorite. Gun Machine is a perfect example of why.
Fiercely entertaining, compellingly crafted, and filled with big ideas and
small that make the writer in me growl: damn, I wish I would’ve thought of
Brian Michael Bendis, writer of The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Ultimate X-Men
“Warren Ellis’ work displays a knack for mad hilarity, merciless
action, dark cynicism, and incorruptible bravery.”
“Gun Machine is packing heat: wonderfully demented misfits,
killer dialogue, a helluva story. Warren Ellis is a twisted genius, and this is
his grittiest, sexiest, and best work by far.”
Lauren Beukes, Arthur C. Clark Award–winning author
“Gun Machine redraws the crime map of Manhattan; Ellis’ bizarre,
febrile imagination and mordant wit makes a serial killer thriller for a new
Charles Stross, author of Rule 34