No memory, half-dead and 100% in your face…
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.
He is unceremoniously dumped at the Company’s most prestigious labs, where he meets the ‘best-of-the-best’—scientists at the pinnacle of their profession—and the pompous and annoying Facility Director, Anton Frederix.
Vatic is not welcomed with open arms—the over-indulged base experts try to hinder his investigation rather than give him the help he requires. But Vatic is not the type to give up easily, especially when his life depends on it.
And just what is the mystery surrounding the black flowers found in the vast hydroponics domes, the alien mould cultivated by the lab’s Director, and the base-wide system failure threatening everyone’s lives? If Vatic knows one thing, it’s that he’s the guy to solve this, no matter how complicated or messed up it may be.
With time running out, Vatic must use all of his genetically modified wits to survive. And ‘the Skilled always get their guy’… don’t they?
WHO KILLED CHEN &WILL VATIC SOLVE IT?
I received an ARC from the author KEV HERITAGE in exchange for an honest opinion . This is Mismousey very honest opinion of his book VATIC.
What can I say about this amazing -talented-and very creative author. He has such a way with his writing of sci-fi. Mr Heritage writing is like Gene Roddenberry. He takes you to places beyond where you have ever gone before.
Our story opens as Vatic is being awaken from a deep sleep. He is being treated by a medic. The company now needs him – he has a special skill . Although he does not remember hi s skill The medic is injecting him with medicine that is suppose to bring back all his memories.
The company wants him to find out who killed the scientist Chen So they send him to Karst to investigate it-or so he thinks. But before he leaves -Vatic finds out that he has only 6 hours to solve the murder or he will die. as they injected him with a poison. If he can solve it then they will scrub his system of it.
Vatic arrives at the center- and is greeted by a boy named Bill He takes him to the director. At which time the director decides to give Vatic a hard time about Chen death . Vatic tells him that he works for the company and he is now in charge.
During the investigation Vatic is met with one issue after another. He comes to think that maybe he is not there to solve the death of Chen.
What actually happened to Chen? And why is Vatic there? Does Vatic solve the problem in time to save himself?
This story has so many twist and turns it is a MUST READ!! It held me hostage-I had to keep reading to find out what happened next. Mr. Heritage has written such a captivating story it has you on the edge of your seat-edge of the page. I recommend this book to everyone! Especially to those that love Sci-fi and fantasy. Mismousey gives it a firm rating of 80 out of 5 stars.
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Kev is a bestselling UK author of fast-paced sci-fi mysteries & epic fantasy.
His ‘Into The Rip’ series represents a return to classic, fast-paced adventure sci-fi of the 50s but with a modern edge. ‘Ripped’ to a globally warmed 2454, Blue (named after his startling blue eyes) is plunged into adventures that take him to many worlds. But what is the secret behind his peculiar genetic history?
Vatic is a ‘page turning burn of a read’ – a sci-fi mystery with a terrific twist.
The IronScythe Sagas is pure adventure fantasy set in a world where two suns fill the sky and metals are forbidden, dangerous things. And introducing the hooded nemesis of delving himself–the enigmatic Cowl, the wielder of the land’s own avenger, IronScythe.
Kev has worked as a driver’s mate, factory gateman, barman, labourer, telesales operative, sales assistant, warehouseman, Student Union President, university IT helpdesk guy, British Rail signal software designer, premiership football website designer, mobile banking content team lead, 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 the previous century. Originally from Derbyshire, Kev now lives in the seaside town of Brighton. He is a tea drinker and part-time stand-up comedian.