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“The best thing since Hugh Howey’s Wool! Prepare to lose sleep reading Vatic! Delicious Sci-Fiction!”
–Kate Danley, US TODAY bestselling author. 

The dead don't always die...

Top Company scientist, Chen Jelinek, has committed suicide.

Vatic, a half-alive empath with no memory of who or what he is, will die in six-hours if he can’t find out why—or so the Company tells him—an ‘added incentive to get the job done’. 

Our hero soon discovers he is one of the Skilled, a genetically enhanced human revered and despised in equal measure—a bloodhound with a terrifying past who’ll stop at nothing in his pursuit of truth. 

And ‘the Skilled always get their guy’… don’t they?

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About the author

K.J.Heritage is a UK author of mystery/crime sci-fi and epic fantasy—all with a strong emphasis on action and adventure and occasionally a little humour.

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, Twitter aficionado and full-time human being.

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Dec 6, 2015
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
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Science / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
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Une enquête imprévisible de meurtre et de mystère par K.J.Heritage

Les morts n'ont pas toujours dit leur dernier mot 

Chen Jelinek, scientifique éminent d'un laboratoire spatial dernier cri, vient d'être retrouvé mort – apparemment un suicide. 

Vatic, télépathe en piteux état sans aucun souvenir de qui il est vraiment, mourra dans six heures s'il n'arrive pas à faire la lumière sur cette sombre affaire – selon les mots de la direction de la Compagnie : "une raison de plus pour mener à bien sa mission." 

Notre héros ne tardera pas à apprendre qu'il fait partie des Experts, une espèce d'humains génétiquement améliorés et autant méprisés qu'admirés pour leurs compétences – Vatic, un fin limier intransigeant au passif effroyable que rien n'arrêtera dans sa quête de la vérité. 

Et "les Experts finissent toujours par avoir leur homme"… Pas vrai ? 

Revues d’auteurs :

Sans compromis, intense et irrésistible, on ne tombe que trop rarement sur une œuvre de science-fiction comme Vatic – une palpitante aventure cérébrale dont on voudrait qu’elle ne se termine jamais - Michael Bunker, auteur de Pennsylvania et bestseller US TODAY. 

Clairement l’un des meilleurs romans que qu’il m’ait été donné de lire depuis Ready Player One… Préparez-vous à ne plus vouloir dormir une fois plongé dans Vatic ! Un délice de science-fiction ! On n’a pas lu mieux depuis Wool !  - Kate Danley, auteur et bestseller US TODAY. 

L’ébouriffant sens du rythme et de la narration de Kev Heritage le place directement parmi les meilleurs écrivains de science-fiction d’anticipation d’aujourd’hui - Samuel Peralta, créateur de The Future Chronicles et bestseller Amazon.

Rentre-dedans, jusqu’au-boutiste et implacable – laissez Vatic vous emmener dans une enquête sans pitié - Peter Cawdron, bestseller international en science-fiction.

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