“In a world where using powers in public can have you thrown in prison, one woman is trying to make a difference. Having spent her whole life hiding her abilities, Hayley Turner is a police officer by day, a vigilante Hero by night.
Working together with an old 90s Hero, she has finally met someone who can understand her frustrations. But as she discovers, being able to trust someone after all those years alone is harder than it looks.”
It focuses on Hayley Turner – a police officer and Hero with the ability to teleport, and is a self-contained story set after the events of Killing Gods and before the upcoming third novel.
“Hello! Need a ‘sensitive’ item delivered ‘discreetly’ anywhere in the colonised galaxies? Then ‘Higgs & Soap: Galaxy Delivery’ are waiting for your encrypted call. We operate in the strictest confidence for your peace of mind*!”
(*yes we do illegal stuff)
It was supposed to be a simple, straightforward job: transport a data card from one solar system to another and get paid. But it turns out that the data on the card makes it the most valuable item in the galaxy. With highly trained killers and thieves after it, the only people standing in their way are Higgs and Soap, and they really, really don’t want to die.
Join Higgs (independent entrepreneur) and Soap (ace pilot and engineer) as they tear across the galaxy pursued by cyborgs and genetically modified thugs. All they want is to get paid! And to not die. They’re quite insistent about that part.
“Higgs & Soap – we take anything, anywhere!”
When the baby son of a physically mutated eighties villain goes missing from protective care, he is determined to find him at any cost. In his way stand a Child Protection Officer following her heart above her duty, a violent anti-hero group desperate for media attention, a seemingly benevolent hero-worshipping cult and Martin and Hayley struggling to work out who they can trust.
My name is Martin Molloy. I haven’t used my abilities in almost two decades. I’ve been a night security guard now for four years and not had a panic attack for nearly 10 months. Then Vincent is murdered. My carefully constructed solitude crumbles around me as the Police, the Powered Crime Agency and my old teammates search for answers. All I want is to find out who killed him without having to dredge up too much pain from the past, but when the super powered killer comes after me, all I am left with are nightmares.
A collection of nine dark short stories. A mix of creepy, disturbing contemporary fantasy and science fiction stories in one book, including:
- In “The Resurrection Tree”, a young girl changes the course of her family’s life in one moment of panic.
- In “The Chaos Police”, in the future, every action you take has a consequence, and you only get so many chances.
- In “Seaview Hotel”, an unusual group of individuals make a pilgrimage to a remote Scottish beach.
- In “Fake Mary”, you are not even safe inside your own memories.
This is a special edition collecting POWERLESS and KILLING GODS, the first two books in the ‘Powerless’ superhero novel series from author Tony Cooper.