Stephen King announces 54th novel, starring a sniper

Washington, 7 mar. – (

Stephen King’s next novel will be titled “Billy Summers”, which will be published in the US on August 3, 2021 by the publisher Scribner. “A good guy doing a bad job”, a hired killer, the best in the business, who at some point would like to get out of the infirm circle. A few days after the release of “Later”, the 53rd work of the master of American horror, in bookstores from 2 March simultaneously in the United States, United Kingdom and Italy (from the publisher Sperling and Kupfer), King has finished to write a thriller about war and America in the deepest province.

Billy Summers, reports a brief summary released by the American editor of the king of horror, is among the best snipers in the world, a veteran of the war in Iraq with lots of military decoration, “a Houdini when it comes to disappearing after the job it’s over”. “So what could go wrong if he decided to quit the dirty job?”

The editor of the author of “The Shining”, “Carrie”, “The Green Mile” and many other thrill bestsellers calls “Billy Summers” a “spectacular novel not to be missed”, which “is partly a war story,” partly a love letter to the small American province and to the people who live there “. King “set out to avenge the crimes of an extraordinarily evil man.” The announced 54th novel will also stage a reflection on love, luck and destiny with a complex hero who faces a last chance at redemption.


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