by Simon Spurrier
Headline Book Publishing Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780755335886
Date: 24 May 2007 /
A debut novel by Simon Spurrier, a UK writer who has worked extensively in the comic industry. Contract is published by Headline and they are publishing it with quite a marketing fanfare. Part of their tactics involve the unusual approach publishing the novel free online (follow the link) for a limited time.
"Life becomes complicated when the dead won't stay dead, in this stunning debut by Simon Spurrier. Michael Point doesn't seem anything special. He dresses conservatively, is thoughtful, methodical and well spoken. He also happens to kill people for a living. It's not about getting back at the world; for Michael it's much simpler than that: It's All About The Money. But things are starting to get strange: his hits are coming back to life and trying to kill him. Is he losing his mind? Or is could it be that the things he sees aren't delusions at all, but hints of a divine conflict: a heavenly war, sucking him in?