She learned her trade early on, making a name for herself. And by the time she became an adult, everyone feared and respected that name in equal measure.
In what should’ve been a straightforward job—one of the many she had built her reputation upon—she finds herself in pursuit of small-time criminal and wife-beater, Rollo Barla. But things do not go to plan.
She learns that the contract on Rollo was ordered by the Cabal—a loose network of galactic criminals, and that they, and the equally shady Galactic Secret Service, were now in competition to chase her down.
Quick-Kill must use all her considerable talents, skills and guile to stay one step ahead. But events take an unexpected and extraordinary turn.
A twist that will change Quick-Kill’s life forever…
K.J.Heritage is an international bestselling UK author of mystery sci-fi and epic fantasy.
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 Asperger's human being.
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"Gritty,intense, and compelling, Vatic is something you don't run into often enough in Sci-Fi--a cerebral thrill ride you don't want to end." -Michael Bunker, US TODAY Bestsellingauthor of Pennsylvania
"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
"Gritty,detailed and unrelenting--Vatic will take you on a wild ride." -Peter Cawdron, International Bestselling author of Science Fiction
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“A page-turning burn of a read that has an irresistible hook at the end of almost every chapter…well thought out concepts that stand out as original.”
“Fast paced, intriguing, suspenseful, Science-Fiction...will have you reading late into the night...you certainly won't be disappointed.”
“You won't put it down until you know the truth!”
-Kay Boyle Smith
“Ingeniously thought out, with convincing characterisation and some wonderful touches of detail, brought in deftly enough not to slow down a taut and gripping narrative.”
“The twists come, fast and furious… a real "who-done-it.”
“A thoroughly enjoyable read. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys both science fiction and murder mysteries…a fast-paced, well-written, original and intelligent story.”
“Vatic was a great character to base this book on and he thoroughly had me from beginning to end… Kudos to the author for writing such a wonderful story.”
“A good fast read that will keep you on edge guessing!”
“…an immensely entertaining story. Fast-paced doesn't adequately describe it.”
“...kept me captivated all the way through! The main character, Vatic, is wonderfully complex and his abilities are definitely cool.”
“Starts at a frenetic pace and the action doesn't really let up…a well written whodunit set in space.”
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Pacific Northwest Book Awards Finalist
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Longlisted for 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award
“It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think.” —Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies
This is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them.
This is how a family lives happily ever after...until happily ever after becomes complicated.
This is how children change...and then change the world.
This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.
When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.
Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes.
Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.
The ninth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga.
The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comic, and touching novel, follows one of modern literature’s most unforgettable and enduring characters—Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane—as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past.
Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of “leaving like a lady,” Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her “logical family” in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades.
Some members of Anna’s family are bound for the otherworldly landscape of Burning Man, the art community in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert where 60,000 revelers gather to construct a city designed to last only one week. Anna herself has another destination in mind: a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the 16-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she journeys into the dusty troubled heart of her Depression childhood to unearth a lifetime of secrets and dreams and attend to unfinished business she has long avoided.