by Scott A Combs

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Tapper by Scott A Combs

TAPPER--a projecting empath--is the product of a corrupted government. Nurtured from birth and ruthlessly trained, Tapper learns the art of manipulation and deadly persuasion--becoming an elite operative agent with a gift of immense power. He's the government's prized spy until he does the unthinkable. Horrified by his actions, branded as a monster, he goes into self exile on Mitta-4--a colony planet on the fringe of the known universe--to settle down and lose himself in a new life. There, he finds danger comes in many guises.

A dark and deeply moving story filled with immorality and one man's quest to abstain from his darkest impulses.

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BN ID: 2940157022310
Publisher: Nutz & Boltz Productions, LLC
Publication date: 11/16/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 446
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Scott A. Combs is an artist, graphic designer, software engineer and writer. He resides in Chandler, Arizona, with his family, one fat cat and his best little buddy, Maxine, an Amazon parrot.

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Tapper: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite Tapper by S.A. Combs is a tale of the past, present, and future. In the past, Tapper grew up in a government facility meant to imprison him, because he was too dangerous and too untrained. Teach was his mentor and father figure, the one person he was able to connect with as a child. As he ages, he trains to work for the government, using his powerful empathic abilities to kill for them. In the present, he's sent to help a ragtag group with plans to exile himself to Mitta-4, a planet on the fringe of the universe. He's caught off guard by his attachment to the team, and by a woman with no voice who may hold the key to his future. Tapper is unexpected, a unique voice in a dark and, at times, isolated world. It's not about Tapper's empath skills, but about his journey in both the past and the present, and how those two stories influence his future. S.A. Combs has a unique style, telling Tapper's life in two separate but connected stories, and pulls this off brilliantly. He's everything you want from an anti-hero, he's got a tragic backstory, a gritty and warped view of life, and a heart that honestly cares. It's a quick read, with the chapters in the past reading more like a recap as Tapper reflects back on it, and even breaks the fourth wall by commenting directly to the reader. Tapper is gritty and tragic, yet hopeful and endearing with a certain charm, much like the character himself. This novel is perfect for science fiction lovers, but anyone can relate to and fall in love with Tapper.