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Accelerated [Kindle Edition]

Vaughn Heppner
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A particle accelerator experiment goes horribly wrong. The Shop’s cleaners will take care of it. Or will they? Those exposed to dark matter have powers…

Gavin Kiel can walk in shadows. He hates sunlight and complications. But he’s in the thick of it now. It’s time for the hunted to become the hunter as he takes matters into his own hands. This time they’ve come for the wrong man.

ACCELERATED is a gritty tale written by bestselling author Vaughn Heppner.

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  • File Size: 642 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 149619425X
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Z4WWZK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,914 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accelerated May 11, 2012
By azog
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Heppner has become one of those authors whose novels I will download sight unseen. A great story-teller, I don't think I've been disappointed with any of his works. While I tend to prefer historical or fantasy settings, this book also meets those expectations.

Simpering fan praise aside, it is a good paced techno-thriller, but the technologies are not the focus, more that the technology is a prop device. Written in a first-person perspective, with the narrator being (among other things) a private detective, it is very reminiscent of the "hard boiled" genre, where trouble begins from the opening paragraph. Lots of twists and turns to give you a good time trying to out-think the author.

Finally, the book exhibits very high quality editing.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Kira
Format:Kindle Edition
This is an excellent book. It's not literature; it's good clean fun, gritty and complicated. The protagonist is believable, as are his relationships with the other characters. There's enough complexity to the situations that you might need to reread some parts, or go back to something earlier to remind yourself of something. The author dumps a lot of information on you early, and doesn't assume you're a dummy. While as I said it's not high-flown writing, it's aimed at adults, not kids.

It's kind of in the noir style, with a bit more action. There are twists, interesting turns of phrase, secrets to be uncovered and a bit of speculative sci-fi. I say speculative because it's set in the modern day, or maybe slightly future, with technology forming a backdrop. But the technology and jargon doesn't usually overshadow the plot. You could take away the sci-fi stuff and you'd still have a pretty good action thriller.

He lets you read a good amount for a sample, so see for yourself.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too good to put down! August 19, 2012
By boblak
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A reviewer below said, in the positive sense, "it's not literature" :) Well, if by literature he meant pageloads of purple prose going nowhere and stripped of passion, then no, Heppner's Accelerated is much better than any such "literature". Heppner is a writer in the finest sense of the word: all the reader sees on the page is a vivid picture charged with emotion and bursting with all five senses. If such reader fails to notice the actual words Heppner describes the picture with - well, it only proves that he is an expert writer who knows how to create this illusion of "non-literature".

It's easy to see that Heppner writes from the heart, and that's what makes his stories so readable. You can tell that he suffers his heroes' pain and fights for their triumphs. My only regret is that I discovered him so late and hope that he has many more books for us all - many more human dramas with outcomes as unpredictable as life itself.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well done thriller with a Scifi backdrop June 29, 2012
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I read Vaughn Heppner's Doom Star Series which I very much enjoyed. I thought I would try Accelerated and I was not disappointed. This is a fast paced, well crafted thriller with with an interesting scifi backdrop. The plot is excellent and his writing sytle is captivating. I would recommend this book to anyone - not just scifi fans.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The author's best yet June 22, 2012
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This book was real brain candy. A veritable page turner. I totally enjoyed it and I sincerely hope that the author continues the series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A slick, scifi thriller June 12, 2012
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Once again Mr. Heppner's proven himself worthy of my hard earned cash.

Having devoured the Doomstar series and the Alternate Europe series I downloaded this book without even reading the preview and was not disapointed. Fast paced, lots of action, intriguing characters, and enough scifi techno babble to keep us fanboys happy!

From the way it ended I'm sure this is the first book of an ongoing series and I'm looking forward to reading future installments.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accelerated enjoyment June 3, 2012
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I really enjoyed the book and hope that the author chooses to write another volume, continuing the adventures of the accelerated. There seems to be plenty of "strings" hanging to continue the story.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SIFI Mystery June 19, 2012
By Richard
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Pretty Good detective story. A cast of characters, each with motives to murdered a female scientist. It will keep you interested. The enhanced abilities of some of the characters seems plausible.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Could not get into the story and finally gave up
Published 17 days ago by Phillipsstudio
4.0 out of 5 stars with some good twists.
I Found it fast paced, with some good twists..
Published 2 months ago by Robert scott
5.0 out of 5 stars page turner
good read! You find yourself halfway through in no time! interesting and good read.
Published 2 months ago by Bill
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, exciting, fast-paced, believeble characters and situations
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will be looking for more by Mr. Heppner, as this is my first of his works. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Bob Baust
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it.
This book was intense. It was full of suspense and mystery. I couldn't wait to sit down and read it all the way through. I was glued to the pages. He is an excellent writer. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Terri Wallace
4.0 out of 5 stars A great mystery suspense/action read.
The main character is not only interesting, he's likable. Throughout the story, the reader hears the thoughts and reasonings of this once trained killer who has turned back from... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Great first start for a series, if it is that.
It was a good book, I just think it could have had more. Now if there were more books after this one with the same characters in it, this book is a great start.
Published 7 months ago by Brian Mahaffey
2.0 out of 5 stars ok book
The book was ok but not thrilling nor particularly well written from my point of view. The main character could have been developed more fully but then this is only my personal... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Cecily R.
2.0 out of 5 stars Accelerated
Concept of story is good, but the story moves and develops way too slow. Nothing really happens until the end of the book.
Published 11 months ago by Paul Spraglin
2.0 out of 5 stars Tell a story, don't bore me with your political views...
This guy overtells his story to the point of the ridiculous. He then does a gratuitous slam on a political issue. If I wanted his opinion on anything I would make an inquiry. Read more
Published 12 months ago by PeterDulouz
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I was born in Canada and remember as a small boy crawling in my snow-fort. I closed my eyes, and when I tried to open them, they were frozen shut. I didn't panic, but wiped away the ice crystals, unglued my eyes and kept on building my tunnel. Those were great days! I moved to Central California before seventh grade and couldn't believe I lived in a land where oranges grew on trees and you could pick grapes from the vine.

I used to wonder what I wanted to do with my life, what kind of work specifically. I was miserable not knowing and bordering on desperate. Then one day a friend gave me his typewriter. I began working on a novel. A different person told me it was much easier on a computer, so I bought one and began getting up at 4:30 A.M. each morning before work, writing for three hours. My eyes were unglued once again as the pang of misery left my gut. I knew exactly what I wanted to do: write. So now that's what I do, I write, and write, and write, and I love it.

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