- Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
- Format: Hardback | 320 pages
- Dimensions: 144mm x 236mm x 34mm | 522g
- Publication date: 1 January 2013
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0316187402
- ISBN 13: 9780316187404
- Edition statement: New ed.
- Sales rank: 99,825
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.
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Warren Ellis is the award-winning creator of graphic novels such as "Fell," "Ministry of Space," "Planetary," and "Transmetropolitan" and the author of the novel "Crooked Little Vein." His graphic novel "RED" was adapted into the #1 hit film of the same name starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren. He lives in London.
"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 that." "Brian Michael Bendis, writer of "The Avengers," "Ultimate Spider-Man," and "Ultimate X-Men"""