Raven is an assassin, a hired killer, and his brutal murder of the Minister raises the spectre of war across Europe.
As the nation prepares for battle, Raven goes on the run, hunted by the police and hunting the man who paid him in stolen banknotes, eventually unearthing the terrible truth behind the killing. A Gun for Sale was published two years before Brighton Rock, and its themes and characters provide a striking echo to that more famous novel, providing a fascinating glimpse into the working mind of a master novelist.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/05/2001
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099286141