Quick-Kill and the Galactic Secret Service

Part One

Another fast-paced thrill-ride from bestselling UK author, K.J.Heritage
Sometimes we become what we despise…

The forgotten, seedy, backwater planet of Plenty (the most unfortunately-named world there ever was), is no place for a child to grow up alone. But self-styled, feminist genius gun-for hire, Quick-Kill, was no normal kid.

She learned her trade early on, making a name for herself in the alleyways and backstreets, in the seedy dives and speakeasys. Surviving the gangs, corrupt officialdom and an ingrained patriarchy determined to treat her as a second-class citizen.

Some laughed at her ‘ridiculous alias’, but not for long. By the time Quick-Kill became an adult, everyone feared and respected that name in equal measure. She became known as an independent, man-hating operator who always got the job done.

In what should’ve been a straightforward kill–one of the many she had built her reputation upon–Quick-Kill finds herself in pursuit of small-time criminal, Rollo Barla. But things do not go to plan.

She learns that the contract on Rollo was ordered by the Cabal–a loose network of galactic criminals, and that they, and the equally shady Galactic Secret Service, were now in competition to chase her down.

Quick-Kill must use all her considerable talents, skills and guile to stay one step ahead. But events take an unexpected and extraordinary turn.

A twist that transforms her into something she despises.

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Based on the ‘Legacy Fleet’ world by USA Today bestselling author Nick Webb, Alt.Chronicles: Legacy Fleet is a ground-breaking anthology that brings together work from some of the most visionary voices working in speculative fiction today. 

Live-Legacy-FleetPresented by Samuel Peralta and Nick Webb. Edited by Therin Knite.

K.J.Heritages’s short is:  Churchill’s Rock

Two years before the Second Swarm War and Catherine Spencer-Churchill, a cadet at the IDF Training Academy, is the best of the very best. Her bold strategy in the ship-to-ship battle-sim is the stuff of legend… but her elation at winning soon turns to dismay. Will she ever be able to free herself from the long shadow of Churchill’s Rock? 

These are the untold stories from the Legacy Fleet universe – a universe of conflict, of alien invasion, and of human resistance and courage in the face of overwhelming odds.

Spanning a time between the First Swarm War – and humanity’s first devastating encounter with the alien race – and the events of the Legacy Fleet trilogy, these fourteen stories chart the human drama behind an epic 75-year vista of Earth’s expansion in space, and the dawn of the Second Swarm War.

Stories like these:

A man mentally linked to the alien Swarm weighs the cost of reaching out to them through the link, to stave off humanity’s destruction…

A group of friends in the Air National Defense discover firsthand the terror in mankind’s first encounter with the deadly Swarm…

A destroyer discovers a dormant Swarm carrier, that suddenly awakens…

A training academy cadet finds her legendary strategy in ship-to-ship battle simulation inexorably changing her own life… 

A flight engineer begins to uncover the truth behind a decades old conspiracy theory, that now threatens the survival of the human race…

…And nine more stories, from the creator and authors of The Future Chronicles, the #1 bestselling speculative fiction anthology series on Amazon today.

If you loved the movie, if you loved Legacy Fleet, you’ll love the television series. Because here it is, the entire season, this amazing collection of episodes, of short stories–Alt.Chronicles: Legacy Fleet.

Featuring great stories from series creator, Nick Webb and:

David Adams
Peter Cawdron
Patrice Fitzgerald
K. J. Fieler
Jon Frater
Ralph Kern
Joseph Robert Lewis
J. E. Mac
Felix R. Savage
Will Swardstrom
Matther Alan Thyer
Christopher Valin.


Five Star Amazon Reviews

“Churchill’s Rock (K.J.Heritage) – 5/5 – This was a brilliant story, for the actual story itself, the concept, but most importantly for the Characters. Possibly this is the best of the ‘Character’ written stories in this series, Catherine ‘Caz’ Spencer Churchill is an exceptional character and I can only hope we see more of her in the Legacy series. As for the story, it was also extremely well written, giving some insight into Cadets and their training. It also gives us a good insight into the consequences of poor decision making. Brilliant Short and a must read.” Jas P

“I discovered Nick Webb’s universe while searching for more space opera on Kindle. What a gold mine! I just wish I hadn’t finished the last of what is currently published. Now I must patiently wait for more books to be released. The creation of this universe and Nick’s willingness to open up his sandbox has pulled in the cream of the crop for this genre. I thoroughly enjoyed reading every story. I look forward to the authors returning in future Alt Chronicles and continuing the stories where the timeline allows.” Drew in Nfld

“I had never before read fan fiction. I completely enjoyed the Legacy Fleet and could not wait for more. I was skeptical at first, because I could easily tell it was not Nick Webb’s style of writing, but because the stories filled-in do much, I can say that it was wonderful. Still don’t like the jumping around, but it’s worth 5 stars.” Larry k

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Balancing The Books


Time-travel is a dish best served cold…

A Sci-Fi short: Dan has a hobby, but if he asks you out for dinner, you may want to politely refuse…


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Running The Line – Stories Of The Space Elevator

Escaping The Cradel by K.J.HeritageK.J.Heritage was runner up in the 2005 Clarke-Bradbury International Science Fiction Competition and subsequently published in Running the Line – Stories of the Space Elevator. His short: ‘Escaping the Cradle’.

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