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K. R. Richardson
Untitled Book 1: The Gattis Files



The planet is beautiful, but the crime is gruesome: sixteen people have been murdered in a small illegal gambling club—shot in the head, the bodies left lined up on the floor. All the victims are of the same ethnicity and social class, all residents of the ghetto in which the crime has taken place.

Rookie cop Eric Matheson, a young idealist from a powerful family with an agenda of its own, has had no sleep for two days. He’s been sent to the hospital to retrieve Inspector J.P. Dillal, part of both the ethnic underclasses, but beloved of no one. Dillal is the planet’s first cybernetically enhanced forensic investigator. The surgery he has undergone is crude and disturbing, the system untested and potentially fatal, but taking the risk has raised the inspector to a position within the force he could never achieve otherwise.

Together, Matheson and Dillal set about solving this brutal crime from inside a system that thrives on greed, corruption, and oppression. Everyone around them seems determined to exploit the massacre to their own financial and political ends, and these two ambitious investigators are no exception.


Praise for Untitled Book 1: The Gattis Files:

“That thing they say? About a book grabbing you and just not letting go? Yeah, that’s the thing Untitled Book 1: The Gattis Files does, really well.”
New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi

Untitled Book 1: The Gattis Files is crime-driven science fiction with crystal sharp writing on a large planetary canvas.”
—Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Between the Stars

“Kat Richardson collides thrilling cop-noir and layered SF into a bloody, character-driven mystery. I’d call it ‘Cyborg CSI,’ but that would be selling this clever novel short. Layered and intriguing, pick it up and decide for yourself!” —New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden

Praise for Kat Richardson's Greywalker series:

National bestseller

"Contemporary fantasy meets urban noir . . . Well produced, pleasingly peopled, with a strong narrative and plenty of provocative plotlines."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Gripping, stark realism . . . a truly excellent blend of detective drama and paranormal thriller." —Library Journal

“Richardson’s once-playful Harper is clearly evolving into a supernatural force to be reckoned with.” —Publishers Weekly

"A great heroine." —#1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series Charlaine Harris

“[W]hat makes this series arguably the best paranormal fantasy saga on the shelves right now is Richardson’s highly intelligent, timeless, and undeniably classy writing style” —Paul Goat Allen B&N Book Club review

"Harper is one hell of a protagonist." —CrimeSpree Magazine

"Urban fantasy at its best." —SFRevu


Length: 519 pages (ms)
Genre/category: Science Fiction/Crime
Publication Date: Fall 2017


World English, Pyr Books


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K. R. RICHARDSON is the pseudonym of a bestselling Washington-based writer and editor of science fiction, crime, mystery, and fantasy. A former journalist with publications on topics from technology, software, and security, to history, health, and precious metals, Richardson is also a lifelong fan of crime and mystery fiction, and noir film. When not writing or researching, the author may be found malingering with dogs, riding motorcycles, shooting, or dabbling with paper automata.