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,... show more
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's body of work has been championed by Wired for its "merciless action" and "incorruptible bravery," and steadily amassed legions of diehard fans. His newest novel 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.
Publish date: January 3rd 2013
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
Holy fuck. Much like Warren Ellis's previous novel, [b:Crooked Little Vein|43717|Crooked Little Vein|Warren Ellis|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348078586s/43717.jpg|2640005], this grabbed me by the throat from the first chapter and didn't let go until the end. I read it in two sittings over the spac...
My first contact with Warren Ellis.When I started reading the book I only knew that the movie “Red” with Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren was based on a book written by him. Apart from that I had no idea who Warren Ellis was (now I know...), that is, what kind of books he'd written, what his Weltanscha...
This is my fifth First Reads from goodreads. I was excited to win this book being a fan of Warren Ellis's Spider Jerusalem in the Trasmetropolitan comics.After his partner death in a condemned building. Detective John Tallow comes across an apartment to the ceiling with guns. Each gun belonging to ...