Warren Ellis has released one exceptionally intense trailer for his latest book, Gun Machine, narrated by Wil Wheaton and illustrated by Ben Templesmith. Admittedly, we could watch an entire movie made out of Templesmith's scribbles and Warren's words. Check it out:
Here's the entire synopsis:
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.
Sure, it may not be hard scifi (it might not be scifi at all) but this collection of outstanding names couldn't be ignored. Plus, the premise is fascinating. Gun Machine is available from Mulholland Books.