Death Warrant by Bryan Johnston

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Well, wow, this was a fun, inventive story that had me hoooooked! First of all, this concept, I can actually imagine people watching a show like this…which is probably why Bryan Johnston wrote this story. It was fast-paced and wildly entertaining!

There’s a TV show, Death Warrant, where people volunteer to be murdered on live TV, for a very large payout that is given to their designated family member. After the sign up, the person’s memory is wiped clean, and they do not remember that they have signed up to be assassinated. We follow Frankie’s story as she signs herself up for this, and then goes about her life, forgetting that she is a ticking time bomb.

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