A riveting Hitchcockian thriller from the screenwriter of THE CROW.
Elias McCabe is having one hell of a night: He gets kidnapped at gunpoint by a professional hit man and is forced to shoot blackmail photos of a prominent politician. Things go wrong with the shoot… very wrong. When the night is over, Elias is scared to death … and ten thousand dollars richer.
If he keeps his mouth shut.
But he doesn't — and now the hit man has targeted him for payback.
As a desperate amateur in the games of death, Elias is up against a seasoned pro. As his entire life slides into the abyss, he has to stay alive by inventing new ways, moment-by-moment, to avoid, misdirect, and finally confront his ever-more-determined murderer as corpses and collateral damage stack up coast-to-coast in their wake.
St. Martin's Publishing Group; February 2012
- ISBN: 9781429962483
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Upgunned
- Author: David J. Schow
Imprint: Thomas Dunne Books
In The Press
“David J. Schow is one of the most interesting writers of his generation.” —Peter Straub, award winning horror author of A Dark Matter
“Internecine cycles like an MP5 on full auto. Cynical and ironic, it's David J. Schow at the top of his or anyone's game, breaking rules left and right in this combustible cocktail of bloodshed, betrayal, and guns, guns, guns.” —F. Paul Wilson, award winning science fiction author of the internationally best-selling The Keep
“Internecine is a balls-out, bone-snapping, mind-melting thriller –the best I've read all year.” —Duane Swierczynski, crime author of Fun & Games
About The Author
DAVID J. SCHOW writes novels and award-winning short stories, movies (such as The Crow) and TV (such as Masters of Horror), fiction and non, and lives in Los Angeles.