- Publisher: JBM Publishing
- Available in: Paperback, Kindle
- ISBN: 978-1543155358
- Published: May 23, 2017
Atticus is the new sci-fi thriller from J.B. Manas, co-author of The Kronos Interference (named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012).
WITHIN ONE MAN’S PAST LIES THE WHOLE WORLD’S FUTURE
A lone British World War II pilot crash lands in a present-day Pennsylvania town with no memory of who he is or the world-changing secret he possesses. When he’s rescued by rookie female cop Marti Coldwater, the two find themselves relentlessly pursued by government agents and a mysterious Nordic assassin.
On the run with a stranger who’s displaying increasingly shocking abilities and may be friend or foe, Marti is thrown into a world of highly classified government programs and astonishing alien secrets, including one that now threatens humanity itself.
In this riveting sci-fi thriller from J.B. Manas, co-author of The Kronos Interference, stakes and tension are high when a stranger arrives with no memory and a deadly secret that could wipe out the entire human race. The Kronos Interference earned a starred review from Kirkus Reviews, who named it to their Best of 2012, calling the book “impressively original” and a “tour de force.” Atticus follows Manas’s penchant for writing fast-paced fiction that blends history, science, and adventure into a fun, twisty thrill-ride—this time from the Philadelphia suburbs to the volcanic hills of Iceland.
“ATTICUS captured my imagination immediately and I was off on a spaceship-speed ride, disbelief immediately suspended. Interweaving contemporary law enforcement, government agencies, Antarctica, science fiction, and extraterrestrials, this is a “I’ve got to read this in one sitting ’cause I can’t stop” story.”
Into the Abyss Reviews – By Mallory Heart Recommends
“Fast-paced sci-fi fun with timely application. Atticus is a moving story that doesn’t just move, it runs to its conclusion in the best possible way… [Manas] wields words like a master storyteller, not giving away too much while still giving you the complete picture… Atticus is not only brilliant, it’s a timely read, as evil fills our social media and the struggle for good seems hopeless. It isn’t.”
“Move over Alfred Hitchcock! If you love the master of suspense, you will love Atticus. I guarantee you will be spellbound as the reluctant hero encounters a mysterious visitor and gets caught up in an adventure filled with twists, turns, and thrilling suspense, culminating in the final set piece of an Icelandic volcano.”
Paula Berinstein, Story Consultant, Author, and producer/host of The Writing Show podcast