Made to Kill might not be out until November — and believe me, I’m absolutely dying for you to see this thing — but today you can have a sneak peak at what’s coming up.
In time for Book Expo America, Publisher’s Lunch Buzz Books 2015 (Fall/Winter) is out today, featuring extracts from 33 of the hottest forthcoming titles of 2015. It’s available digitally across multiple platforms — just follow the links at the link — and it’s absolutely, 100% free.
And I’m pretty buzzed myself to say that Made to Kill was selected for inclusion! You can read the first three chapters of my brand new novel, for free, today.
Made to Kill continues the story of Raymond Electromatic, the last robot in the world… and Hollywood’s premier hit man. Here’s the official blurb:
It was just another Tuesday morning when she walked into the office — young, as I suspected they all might be, another dark brunette with some assistance and enough eye black to match up to Cleopatra. And who am I? I’m Ray, the world’s last robot, famed and feared in equal measure, which suits me just fine–after all, the last place you’d expect to find a Hollywood’s best hit man is in the plain light of day.
Raymond Electromatic is good at his job, as good as he ever was at being a true Private Investigator, the lone employee of the Electromatic Detective Agency — except for Ada, office gal and super-computer, the constant voice in Ray’s inner ear. Ray might have taken up a new line of work, but money is money, after all, and he was programmed to make a profit. Besides, with his twenty-four-hour memory-tape limits, he sure can keep a secret.
When a familiar-looking woman arrives at the agency wanting to hire Ray to find a missing movie star, he’s inclined to tell her to take a hike. But she had the cold hard cash, a demand for total anonymity, and tendency to vanish on her own.
Plunged into a glittering world of fame, fortune, and secrecy, Ray uncovers a sinister plot that goes much deeper than the silver screen — and this robot is at the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Made to Kill is the thrilling new speculative noir from novelist and comic writer Adam Christopher.
It’s already up for pre-order on Amazon. I’ll have other order links up ASAP.
If you are attending BEA, you can pick up a special ARC of Made to Kill from the Macmillan/Tor booth (#3056). The giveaway will start Wednesday, May 27 at 2pm, and there are just 200 ARCs available, so get in quick! And if you want to read Ray’s origin story, you can check out the prequel novelette, Brisk Money, for free at Tor.com.
Stay tuned for some more Made to Kill goodies coming soon!