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?
"The best thing since Hugh Howey's Wool. Prepare to lose sleep reading Vatic! Delicious Sci-Fiction!" (Kate Danley, USA Today best-selling author)