NEW VERSION AT #13
I'm a long-time lurker who's finally made an account. I've been wrestling with this query for months, and I'm hoping you guys can help me out. I'll be happy to look at your work!
Beck White likes to think he simply popped into existence outside of Silver Mountain Correctional Facility, a fully formed eighteen-year-old. Ridiculous, maybe, but for a memory-wiped, reformed killer trying to forge a new path in the world, it's best not to think about the past.
Once a feared outlaw, Beck now wanders the streets of a crumbling city, shunned and starving. He's still clinging to the stupid hope that one day, he'll be treated as something more than a mad dog with a muzzle, but that's dying fast. Deep inside, he knows he's a dead man walking—the only question is whether he'll starve or cut his wrists first.
So when a disembodied voice shows up in his head, claiming to be the vengeful daughter of the man he killed, Beck figures insanity is just a quick pit stop on the road to death. Until he's lying in the street with her knife in his back
Had he died there, things would have been nice and simple. Instead, Beck is dragged from the brink of death by King, his old partner in crime. Brilliant and charismatic, King offers respect, friendship, and a chance to be something more than a cold-blooded killer.
They're bringing the world into a new golden age, he claims. He can't reveal the details yet—but he can offer the one thing Beck craves more than anything: a chance to be the good guy, the vanguard of a shining new era.
Beck just has to hunt the girl down for him. No mercy. No questions asked.
EMPATH is a Sci-Fi novel complete at 85,000 words.
Thank you for you time and consideration!