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Publisher Comments:

The bestselling thriller from "a seriously good writer with a seriously wicked imagination" (New York Times Book Review).

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.

Confronted with the sudden emergence of hundreds of unsolved homicides, Tallow 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 and who may, quite simply, be the most prolific murderer in New York City's history.

Review:

"Warren Ellis has a terrific way with words...vivid [with] fully fleshed characters...a seriously good writer with a seriously wicked imagination." Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Gun Machine has a bunch of Ellis' signature gestures: characters with resonant names or no names at all, nightmarish near-future (and recent-past) gizmos, constant and gleeful vulgarity....The brutal cat-and-mouse game between Tallow and the killer suggests that the chaos of human malice can gum up even law enforcement's most elegant systems. More deeply, though, Gun Machine is about the ways the grimmer parts of America's history can ooze into the present day, and in particular about the country's deep, horrible connection to firearms." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"A pleasingly quirky crime thriller....Tallow is oddly endearing, so single-minded you can't help rooting for him....There is nothing comic-bookish about [Ellis's] writing, which races along in crisp hard-boiled fashion." New York Times

Review:

"Wonderful...a blast...barbs that should have the scriptwriters for Bones scribbling on napkins. More fun than I've had out of a crime novel in a long time." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Bloodier and more intriguing than any episode of Law & Order or CSI...gallows humor and high-tension action." USA Today

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316187411
Author:
Ellis, Warren
Publisher:
Mulholland Books
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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Product details pages Mulholland Books - English 9780316187411 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Warren Ellis has a terrific way with words...vivid [with] fully fleshed characters...a seriously good writer with a seriously wicked imagination."
"Review" by , "Gun Machine has a bunch of Ellis' signature gestures: characters with resonant names or no names at all, nightmarish near-future (and recent-past) gizmos, constant and gleeful vulgarity....The brutal cat-and-mouse game between Tallow and the killer suggests that the chaos of human malice can gum up even law enforcement's most elegant systems. More deeply, though, Gun Machine is about the ways the grimmer parts of America's history can ooze into the present day, and in particular about the country's deep, horrible connection to firearms."
"Review" by , "A pleasingly quirky crime thriller....Tallow is oddly endearing, so single-minded you can't help rooting for him....There is nothing comic-bookish about [Ellis's] writing, which races along in crisp hard-boiled fashion."
"Review" by , "Wonderful...a blast...barbs that should have the scriptwriters for Bones scribbling on napkins. More fun than I've had out of a crime novel in a long time."
"Review" by , "Bloodier and more intriguing than any episode of Law & Order or CSI...gallows humor and high-tension action."
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