Tom Mandel Has One Day to Catch His Wife’s Killer, Stop a War, and Save the World…Again

They tried to kill themselves. They had the weapons. They had the desire. Somehow they failed. Humanity survived. Go figure.

They called it the Dissolution, but it’s been two hundred years and nobody in Unity really remembers what all the fuss was about. What everybody had been so willing to die for. Nobody cares.

Tom Mandel least of all. He’s done his part. Worked Time Vice for the better part of twenty years putting bad guys into a Stream dream. Now he wants out.

The numbers on his arm say he’ll be dead soon. Less than twenty four hours left. He can live with that. What he can’t live with is knowing a Unity Leader helped Malcolm Wolfe, the man who murdered Tom’s wife, escape prison.

Torn between justice and vengeance, Tom Mandel must return to the life he left behind to catch his wife’s killer.

But catching Malcolm means uncovering secrets that are better left buried. Secrets that could tear Unity apart from the inside. Then again, if Tom doesn’t stop him, there probably won’t be a Unity to save anyhow.

Looks like humanity might get a chance to wipe themselves out after all. Now, to stop the coming war, Tom’s just got to catch Malcolm before the numbers catch him.

Are you ready to join Tom on his quest to catch his wife’s killer?

Buy Time Heist today to start a thrilling adventure that’ll have you on the edge of your seat until the very last page!

Time Heist is the first book in The Firstborn Saga, featuring fast-paced action, thrilling suspense, and complex characters. If you loved Richard K. Morgan Altered Carbon, William Gibson’s Neuromancer, or Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, then buckle up for your next pulse-pounding adventure!

“I love science fiction but I was not prepared for how much I loved Time Heist. It’s incredibly well-written in a Raymond Chancellor Philip Marlowe kind of way. Even with the fantastic story and witty writing, the narrator knocked it out of the park.”



“The characters are real–strong and flawed and fragile–the tech talk is fluid and savvy, and political intrigue develops with satisfying layers of complexity. Time Heist is riveting to the very end, and the noir-ish tone is spot on.”

Kris Stevens


“Combining the life-enhancing possibilities of biological nano-technology with a society where the only thing that has changed is what currency the rich horde and a vein of dark humour, Time Heist is a worthy successor to classic cyberpunk.”

Dave Higgins


“Vicino has pulled me out of reality and set me down in a world where I need to hit the ground running, leap buildings and watch the agony of the past come back in spades. There is no knight in shining armor, just as there is no black knight, but there is action, fantasy, great dialogue and fantastic trip through the mind of a man in his last hours.”


Amazon Top#500 Reviewer

“OK, this was awesome. I hit the “buy” button after reading the sample, and did not regret it. The voice of the narrator, Tom Mandel, hooked me from page one. It’s like Harry Dresden went to sleep for 300 years and woke up as a smack addict. Pretty much every page of Time Heist is studded with humorous / clever one-liners.”

Felix R. Savage

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