Never play with madness
Experimental Company bioship, the CSS Ariadne, has cut all communications and launched herself into hyperspace—heading towards enemy territory and certain destruction if she cannot be stopped.
The crew managed to send out an SOS before the Ariadne disappeared. Someone was murdered… but who?
Vatic, a Skilled empath in the reluctant employ of the Company, is drugged and forced to board the rogue ship. He arrives to find the vessel full of corpses, a small band of suspicious survivors, and no explanations.
Our hero soon realises that not everyone who survived is as they seem. There is an imposter aboard, but who is it, and what are their motives?
Vatic must use all his talents if he and the ship are going to survive.
But survival is what the Skilled do best... isn't it?
About the author
"K.J.Heritage's uncanny sense of pacing and story puts him at the forefront of today's speculative fiction writers." - Samuel Peralta, Amazon bestselling author and creator of The Future Chronicles
Kev is an international bestselling author mostly writing mystery and adventure sci-fi.
His debut sci-fi short story, Escaping The Cradle, was runner-up in the 2005 Clarke-Bradbury International Science Fiction Competition.
He has also appeared in several anthologies with such self-publishing sci-fi luminaries as Hugh Howey, Michael Bunker and Samuel Peralta.
Kev has done all the requisite ‘writery’ jobs such as driver's mate, factory gateman, barman, labourer, telesales operative, sales assistant, warehouseman, IT contractor, Student Union President, university IT helpdesk guy, British Rail signal software designer, premiership football website designer, gigging musician, graphic designer, stand-up comedian, sound engineer, improv artist, magazine editor and web journo... Although he doesn't like to talk about it. Mostly.
He was born in the UK in one of the more interesting previous centuries. Originally from Derbyshire, he now lives in the seaside town of Brighton. He is a tea drinker, avid Twitterer (@MostlyWriting) and idioscyncratic human being.
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