By Matt Forbeck
(Angry Robot, Mass Market Paperback, 9780857660022, 416pp.)
Publication Date: December 28, 2010
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THE VERY BEST PERSON TO CATCH YOUR KILLER…IS YOU.
Matt Forbeck arrives as the new king of high-concept - with a blockbuster action movie in a book. In the near future, scientists solve the problem of mortality by learning how to backup and restore a persons memories into a vat-bred clone. When Secret Service agent Ronan "Methusaleh" Dooley is brutally murdered, he's brought back from the dead one more time to hunt his killer, but this time those who wanted him dead are much closer to home.
FILE UNDER: Science Fiction [Future Thriller / Cheat Death / Rogue Agents / Who Killed Who?]
Matt Forbeck is a popular and prolific writer of fiction and games in equal measure. He has written novels, comic books, short stories, non-fiction (including the acclaimed Marvel Comics Encyclopedia), magazine articles and computer game scripts. He has designed roleplaying games, miniatures and board games. He’s currently working on a film script and a novelisation of the online game Guild Wars.
"Matt Forbeck does near-future so well, I think he's been there. Actually, I think he designed it. Then he kicked its ass." - Dan Abnett, author of Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero
"Amortals seized me by the throat and kicked my ass." - Billy Campbell, star of The 4400
"Amortals is a fast and engrossing read, highly original, and with more than its fair share of surprises. If you like thrillers with a science-fiction edge, check out Matt Forbeck’s Amortals, and strap yourself in; it’s a wicked ride." - Bill Bodden, www.flamesrising.com
"...an SF action-thriller that satisfies on all levels." - Michael M. Jones, www.sfsite.com
"Amortals reads like a noir-ish mystery with a heavy science fictional vision. Forbeck uses a generous handful of sf-nal ideas to good effect." - John DeNardo, www.sfsignal.com
"This story sinks its claws into you early, and you won’t want to stop reading." - www.lestersmith.com