The dead don't always die....
Top Company scientist Chen Jelinek has committed suicide.
Vatic, a half-alive empath with no memory of who or what he is, will die in six hours if he can't find out why - or so the Company tells him - an "added incentive to get the job done".
Our hero soon discovers he is one of the Skilled, a genetically enhanced human revered and despised in equal measure - a bloodhound with a terrifying past who'll stop at nothing in his pursuit of truth.
And the Skilled always get their guy, don't they?