Upgunned by David J. Schow
A Novel

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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.

About David J. Schow

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David J. Schow is a multimedia writer whose work includes the script for the dark cult classic, The Crow. His award-winning short stories are featured in dozens of anthologies and collected in the volumes Seeing Red, Lost Angels, Black Leather Required, Crypt Orchids, Eye, Zombie Jam and the forthcoming Havoc Swims Jaded. He is also the author of The Outer Limits Companion (on the classic TV series) and a critically acclaimed book of essays on modern media, Wild Hairs. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Published February 14, 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Chambers threatens to shoot McCabe with his beloved Kimber Pro Tactical 1911 .45 ACP if he doesn't accept an assignment that actually will pay the photographer $10,000 if he keeps his mouth shut.

Jan 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Upgunned: A Novel

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At the outset of Schow’s sardonic tale of hard-boiled hijinks in the film world, a stranger shows up at the studio of photographer and part-time pornographer Elias McCabe and abducts Elias at gunpoint to shoot blackmail photos.

Dec 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Upgunned: A Novel

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