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?
READ WHAT OTHER BESTSELLING AUTHORS ARE SAYING ABOUT VATIC:
"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
READ WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT VATIC:
“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.”
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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