OUT NOW: The Second Shooter by Nick Mamatas!

We’re thrilled to be wishing The Second Shooter by Nick Mamatas a very happy book birthday!

This brilliantly weird, smart, sci-fi thriller is the latest novel from hugely acclaimed author Nick Mamatas, and is perfect for fans of Philip K. Dick’s The Adjustment Bureau and Stephen King’s 11.22.63.

“There was video of the second shooter. There was video.”

In the first reports of every mass shooting, there’s always mention of a second shooter—two sets of gunshots, a figure seen fleeing the scene—and they always seem to evaporate as events are pieced together.

Commissioned by a fringe publisher to investigate the phenomenon, journalist Mike Karras finds himself tailed by drones, attacked by a talk radio host, badgered by his all-knowing (and maybe all-powerful) editor, and teaming up with an immigrant family of conspiracy buffs.

Together, they uncover something larger and stranger than anyone could imagine—a technomystical plot to ‘murder America.’

Time for Karras to meet his deadline.

“A smart, scary, mind-boggling ride.” — Publishers Weekly

“The Second Shooter is a sublime, clever and humorous dive into the murky waters of human perception and existence in a USA where nothing is real anymore.” — Starburst

“Mamatas offers plenty of scathing commentary on gun violence and misuse of social media in a novel that is both smart and topical” — Financial Times