Published January 3rd 2013 by Mulholland Books
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.
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 Transmetropolitan comics.
After his partner's death in a condemned building, Detective John Tallow comes across an apartment filled to the ceiling with guns, each gun belonging to a previous death.
The hunter performs deadly acts of murderer across New York City, following right behind Tallow every step. Tallow must solve the case of the apartment of guns, along with many other murders that haunt him to the end.
The cast of characters in this book are very intriguing. Although I found myself trying to pick out the Spider Jerusalem, I only found a quirky dialogue from Tallow's LT. and new partner Scarly.
Great read recommended for crime Fiction readers.