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Publisher's Summary

Can a genetically engineered psychopath grow a conscience, get the girl, and save the galaxy? Two out of three ain't bad.
Rico has a problem. The experimental program that gave him the high intelligence and lightning reflexes he needs as a hit man for a galactic crime syndicate left him incapable of internalizing moral imperatives the rest of us take for granted. It takes real effort for him to pass as a normal human being and he avoids it whenever he can. But he has a job he loves, a fast ship, and plenty of cash. So life is good.
When Rico takes an assignment on a planet where a major political conference seeks to bring more order to the galaxy, he accidentally thwarts a terrorist attack and has to pose as a visiting cop from a faraway world. To complicate matters, he partners with a local female cop and soon realizes he has fallen in love. That shouldn't happen! But not everything is as it seems, and as the story speeds along from one unexpected plot twist to another, Rico discovers the secret of his own identity and faces a terrible choice.
Will Rico live to become fully human? Or will he die just as he grasps what has been missing from his life?
Frank Fleming's exciting debut novel combines action, romance, and moral philosophy in an entertainingly combustible mix.
©2014 Frank J. Fleming (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By T. VanPool on 04-23-15

Kind of like Dexter in space

This was a fun and thoughtful book that is well presented. The protagonist's quest to understand his own humanity resonated deeply with me and made for a compelling character. It reminded me a little of Dexter from the television show. There is enough levity in the story to make it one of the funnier sci-fi books I have read in a while, without being overdone. The supporting characters were well conceived and added to the quality of the work. This a book that is worth your time.

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5 out of 5 stars
By sirlamplot4 on 05-09-15

Surprise surprise

Pleasing surprise I don't like sociopath books but this is hilarious and a wildly fun and at times wicked but always entertaining roller coaster ride. I had listened to too many Sci fi books that were either boorishly slow or too generic and lacking in originality. This book was not either of those and if you want funny and creative Sci fi this is truly a masterpiece

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