Quantum Reaction by Marc Wayne

Quantum Reaction by Marc Wayne
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Quantum Reaction by Marc Wayne

Life-altering tech is on the horizon, and someone wants it stopped—permanently. Can a murder witness escape paying the ultimate price?

Near future. Angela Kapp struggles with her past. Working remotely from an isolated cabin in a dead-end customer support job, she drinks too much and spends her days avoiding the world. But while on shift using a visual-interpretation headset to assist a blind person, the cynical loner is horrified when she virtually experiences the other woman’s gruesome slaying.

Shocked the next day when she recognizes the killer closing in on a second sightless client, Angela shouts for the software engineer to run. And after learning that he and the first victim are connected by a soon-to-be-released teleportation innovation, she convinces him to go to ground in her secluded home… only to become a target herself.

Can her paranoia and his unexpected skills thwart a sinister plot?

 Quantum Reaction is a gripping science fiction mystery. If you like resilient heroines, unique blind heroes, and high-adrenaline action interwoven with humour, then you’ll love Marc Wayne’s flash forward to Adventure.

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Read an Excerpt

Angela recognized the tall, powerfully built man with red hair who had strode into the building from the far door, a gap in his front teeth appearing when he smiled at the security guard.

“That’s him!” she yelled.

“Who?” JT had frozen in response to Angela’s panic.

“The killer. He’s at the far door,” Angela spit out the words.

JT’s head swivelled in that direction as Angela leaned in to confirm the sighting. “Keep looking that way,” she instructed as she remembered this time to snap a picture of the killer on her phone.

The killer caught sight of JT, his expression quickly morphing into grim determination. He took a stride toward JT, ignoring the identity check before the security guard reacted.

“Sir,” called the guard.

“He’s coming toward you.” Angela’s throat tightened, but she maintained her poise. “You’ve gotta get out of there. Turn to your nine o’clock.”

Two years of working together had JT reacting immediately.

“Now run.”

“Run?” questioned the blind man, even as his legs started moving anyway.

“Door opens automatically. Way’s clear.” Her voice was no longer panicked but rather conveyed certainty. She wasn’t going to lose another client—she’d get him to safety.

About the Author:
Quantum Reaction by Marc Wayne

Marc Wayne writes thrilling sci-fi mysteries. After publishing 8 novels in another genre under a different name and having several best-sellers, he has turned to his first love: sci-fi.

His years of marketing leadership positions in Silicon Valley honed his writing skills and sense of humour. Writing fiction was part of Marc’s everyday work for many years—these were just called ads, emails, and other marketing materials.

To Marc, it often felt like he was living at the intersection of technology and the future, where things you dreamt about could often become possible. After that, writing near-future sci-fi hasn’t felt like such a stretch.

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  1. Which character in your book do you feel the closest connection to , and why?

  2. This sounds like an interesting book.

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks. I agree the cover designer did a wonderful job. I had a print made of it and put it on the wall by my computer to inspire me to finish the novel whenever I felt I was struggling.

  4. Who influenced you to be a writer!

    1. It's probably a common response for authors, but my parents did by encouraging me to read when I was young. My father was a big sci-fi fan so that got me hooked on the genre, although I also like mysteries. John Scalzi's Lock In series inspired me to write this near-future mystery as I really enjoyed how he showed the impact of technology and a single global event on society, along with the great sense of humor and interplay between his two main characters.

  5. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

    1. Start writing. Don't wait for the perfect time or until you've got everything figured out. Even writing to a little daily prompt would be a good idea

  6. What is your favorite space to do your writing?