Luke Mandrake blogs about America's obsession with war, guns and killing, and attracts the demented attention of a ruthless sniper who's murdering drivers in Los Angeles. After Luke's wife dies in a Southland Sniper attack, his aggressive blogging leads him into taboo relationships that culminate in a deadly cat-and-mouse game to save his family, and himself. "A dark satire and a riveting ride!" More
Stuck in a dying marriage and a lackluster job, Lucas Mandrake resorts to blogging about America’s ongoing wars to maintain his sanity. At the same time, a deranged sniper begins to target bus and truck drivers on the freeways around Los Angeles, causing multiple deaths and major traffic mayhem. Luke struggles to keep his psychologist wife Peggi happy while coping with emotional ennui towards his stepson, Daryl, and stepdaughter Britney. Daryl brings over his gorgeous new girlfriend, Shana, and Luke's both smitten and empowered by their flirtation. Days later wife Peggi dies horribly in a freeway crash caused by the Southland Sniper, and days after that a frustrated security guard in L.A. goes on a shooting rampage at a local community college, slaughtering nearly 50 students. These random, ruthless acts of gun violence move Luke to create a million-dollar bounty for the sniper on his website, Gunsanity.com, emboldening him with a revived sense of purpose that carries over to his love life. As he gains fame with his aggressive efforts to end gun carnage, his attraction to Shana evolves into a steamy affair. But Luke has another admirer now, too—the Southland Sniper, who has identified with his blogs about the "gunsanity" and demands to post rants about the coming Apocalypse. Captivated by his internet linkage with a notorious killer, Luke quickly falls into a maelstrom of hate, insanity and betrayal that compels him to realize the folly of his efforts to curb our culturally ingrained obsession with guns. In a riveting climax, Luke finds himself trapped by the demented whims of a mutant killer and is forced to embark on a deadly quest to save the lives of Shana, his stepson, and himself.
From readers of Gunsanity:
"Every chapter left me hungry for more!"--Kathy Fernandez
"Hennessy doesn't spare the reader and dives into the warped inner workings of psychopathic murderers while painting an unlikely hero that you almost love to hate."--Natalie Howard
"Hennessy not only presents us with compelling characters and a modern, widespread theme, but also nails the overwhelmingly prevalent blog and online culture on the head. A sexy, thought-provoking, and compelling read! Will definitely look into other titles by Marcus A. Hennessy."--Samantha M.