My Loaded Gun, My Lonely Heart (Paperback)
A Horror Novel
Talos, 9781940456409, 240pp.
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
"This emotionally charged genre-buster serves up more than a few good punches and won't disappoint fans of dark fantasy laced with pitch-black humor." --Publishers Weekly Vitus Adamson has a second chance at life now that he's no longer a zombie. But after killing his brother Jamie, Vitus lands in prison on murder charges. Jamie's death exposes secret government projects so deep in the black they cannot be seen--without Vitus, that is. Sprung from jail, the government hires Vitus to clean up Jamie's messes, but tracking down his brother's homemade monsters gone rogue is easier said than done. The first of them is a convicted killer assumed to be safely behind bars. However, it appears he is still committing murder through his victim's dreams. High on Atroxipine--the drug that once kept him functioning among the living--and lapsing into addiction, Vitus's grip on reality takes a nasty turn when his own dreams begin slipping sideways. Vitus's problems multiply as he deals with his failed friendship with wheelchair-bound officer Geoff Lafferty, his wrecked romance with the town mortician Niko, government agents working for his father, sinister figures lurking in the shadows, and, least of all, the complications of learning how to be human again. Secret agents, conspiracy theories, broken hearts and lonely souls, the siren song of prescription drugs . . . in My Loaded Gun, My Lonely Heart, readers are invited to discover life after undeath, where there are no happy endings. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
About the Author
Martin Rose writes a range of fiction from the fantastic to the macabre. Recent short work appears in anthologies such as Urban Green Man and Handsome Devil. He is also the author of Bring Me Flesh, I'll Bring Hell. He resides in Toms River, New Jersey.