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Death Warrant

Death Warrant

By Bryan Johnston
Categories: Fiction, Technological, Crime & Mystery, Dystopian
Imprint: CamCat Books
Hardcover : 9780744305081, 352 pages, June 2022
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780744305333, June 2022
Paperback (Large print edition) : 9780744305326, 496 pages, June 2022
Audiobook : 9780744305371, June 2022
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Frankie Percival has agreed to be assassinated on the most popular TV show on the planet. Once she has signed her Death Warrant, her memory is wiped clean. Anyone could be her assassin. Even the latest love of her life.


Death Makes Great TV.

Frankie Percival is cashing in her chips. To save her brother from financial ruin, Frankie—a single stage performer and mentalist who never made it big—agrees to be assassinated on the most popular television show on the planet: Death Warrant. Once she signs her life away, her memory is wiped clean of the agreement, leaving her with no idea she will soon be killed spectacularly for global entertainment.

After years of working in low-rent theaters, Frankie prepares for the biggest performance of her life as her Death Warrant assassin closes in on her. Every person she encounters could be her killer. Every day could be her last.

She could be a star, if only she lives that long.


“I absolutely loved Death Warrant! This will definitely make the ‘Best of 2022’ list.” —Elle Ellsberry, Content Acquisition & Partnerships, Scribd

“Subtle yet effective world-building, deftly drawn characters, and a dynamite premise elevate Johnston’s latest, which is, by turns, a speculative thriller, a decidedly nontraditional murder mystery, and a love letter to all forms of stage magic. Frankie’s snarky, endearingly candid first-person-present narration thoroughly invests readers in her fate, inspiring dread and against-all-odds hope in equal measure.” Mystery Scene Magazine

“Professional mentalist Frankie Percival signs a participant contract with the wildly popular reality show "Death Warrant" in the hope that her younger brother will receive sizable financial compensation for her demise. The tonal shifts between Frankie's doggedly optimistic point of view and the ratings-driven television production team amplify the suspense.” AudioFile Magazine