Stone Relics

Stone Relics

by Katy Walters

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Overview

It's 2065 and Ben Tobin Super Cop is an enigma, his true identity
known only to the few. He heads an investigation into the gruesome
deaths of young women left at the foot of monuments, their bodies
covered in snakes. Other young women are abducted chosen to become
sacred prostitutes to a prehistoric Goddess. The police suspect this
is the work of a sinister cult.

To his horror Ben develops a crippling phobia that threatens the
investigation, his job maybe his life. Desperate, he turns to a
psychologist Lucy Roberts. But can he trust her?

Working as an undercover agent for MI8, Ben is monitored by a secret
organization buried in the bowels of Whitehall. To his despair Lucy
rejects him as she discovers he is feeding her false information. Ben
is forced to reveal his secret – repulsed Lucy still rejects him. He
tells her his life is in danger if MI8 suspect he is imperfect
physically or mentally.

Feeling compassion Lucy relents only to be drawn into a love-hate
relationship. Together they race across the globe to save further
victims.

This is a novel of dark crimes in a future world where corrupt
politicians are held to ransom by business entrepreneurs. Only a few
years hence, medical advances combined with technology produce the
cyborg, the clone and the wet computer. As he fights for Lucy’s life
and love can Ben reconcile who and what he is?

Phobic Dawn is a Scifi Murder Mystery, perfect for Science Fiction
Crime fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469952833
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Katy lives on the coast with her husband and golden retriever Lily. She often finds inspiration writing in the beach hut or strolling along the water’s edge. She has a B.A. Hons in Psychology, another degree in Eng. Lit and Creative Writing. Her M.A. was in The Religious Experience and Mysticism as she has always had a vivid interest in the subjects along with a fascination of science fiction. She was awarded a Hon.Dr.Sc. concentrating on Pain control in Complementary Medicine. Throughout her professional career Katy maintained a love of writing and painting. The idea for Phobic Dawn came from her work. She hit on the idea of a policeman from the near future having a phobia – a fear of snakes - the flawed hero. How would he cope if he had to work with the snakes in a murder investigation? It developed from there. The idea for Phobic Dawn came from her work. She hit on the idea of a policeman from the near future having a phobia – a fear of snakes - the flawed hero. How would he cope if he had to work with the snakes in a murder investigation? It developed from there. Dam Good Publishing discovered the book on the writer’s site Authonomy. Find out more about Katy on her website http://sciencefiction-paranormal-katywalters.com

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MyBookAddiction on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
STONE RELICS is a well written story of sordid murders perpetrated by unknown monsters. Ben, a flawed but redeemable hero, enlists Lucy¿s help and she¿s drawn in on several levels. Their relationship, both professional and personal, is layered with challenges. Lucy provides Ben tools he needs to cope with personal issues and to profile the perpetrators as the two struggle with their increasing attraction to each other. Walter¿s characters are nicely fleshed out and the story not your typical fare. I found the book a compelling read.Rating: 4.5Reviewed By: Jeanne Stone-Hunter for My Book Addiction and More
JaidisShaw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stone Relics is a spine-chilling horror/sci-fi/mystery written by Katy Walters. The reader will immediately be swept into a futuristic world where everything isn¿t as it appears.Ben is a chief at the police department but he isn¿t like the rest. Half man and half cyborg, Ben is often referred to as `The Prototype¿ due to the procedure he underwent to embed a computer in his brain. Just as everything in life evolves, he to is changing ¿ parts of his brain re-growing. Ben is left feeling emotions like a human would and this is all new territory for him. He must learn his new emotions and how to control them when a phobia of snakes threatens his job. A cult is causing panic as they are abducting women and using them as sacrifices to a prehistoric Goddess. The women who aren¿t gruesomely mutilated and forced to endure the venom of vipers are treated as vessels for the Goddess which equals an equally gruesome fate. As Ben gets closer to finding the truth and putting a stop to the cult, he realizes that the case hits a little closer to home than expected.Katy Walters blends mystery, horror, mythology and sci-fi elements into a thrilling tale that kept me reading while making me cringe at the same time. Cringing because of the way the women are treated and what they are forced to endure but yet I couldn¿t stop reading because I wanted to see where the story was headed. Props to Katy Walters for creating a unique and interesting storyline. Definitely not a book I would suggest if you are against reading things such as rape or human experimentation but if you don¿t mind those things, definitely worth the read.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
STONE RELICS is a well written story of sordid murders perpetrated by unknown monsters. Ben, a flawed but redeemable hero, enlists Lucy’s help and she’s drawn in on several levels. Their relationship, both professional and personal, is layered with challenges. Lucy provides Ben tools he needs to cope with personal issues and to profile the perpetrators as the two struggle with their increasing attraction to each other. Walter’s characters are nicely fleshed out and the story not your typical fare. I found the book a compelling read. Rating: 4.5 Reviewed By: Jeanne Stone-Hunter
Jaidis More than 1 year ago
Stone Relics is a spine-chilling horror/sci-fi/mystery written by Katy Walters. The reader will immediately be swept into a futuristic world where everything isn’t as it appears. Ben is a chief at the police department but he isn’t like the rest. Half man and half cyborg, Ben is often referred to as ‘The Prototype’ due to the procedure he underwent to embed a computer in his brain. Just as everything in life evolves, he to is changing – parts of his brain re-growing. Ben is left feeling emotions like a human would and this is all new territory for him. He must learn his new emotions and how to control them when a phobia of snakes threatens his job. A cult is causing panic as they are abducting women and using them as sacrifices to a prehistoric Goddess. The women who aren’t gruesomely mutilated and forced to endure the venom of vipers are treated as vessels for the Goddess which equals an equally gruesome fate. As Ben gets closer to finding the truth and putting a stop to the cult, he realizes that the case hits a little closer to home than expected. Katy Walters blends mystery, horror, mythology and sci-fi elements into a thrilling tale that kept me reading while making me cringe at the same time. Cringing because of the way the women are treated and what they are forced to endure but yet I couldn’t stop reading because I wanted to see where the story was headed. Props to Katy Walters for creating a unique and interesting storyline. Definitely not a book I would suggest if you are against reading things such as rape or human experimentation but if you don’t mind those things, definitely worth the read.