Nine Tenths

Augment phase technology was rare. The last appearance of anything resembling phase technology was fifteen years ago. I knew the date…

It was the date of the Doctor Dimension repo.

In a world full of “Augments”—humans who use technology to imbue themselves with superpowers of every sort—being an average man would seem a good way to keep out of trouble. Not so for repo man Gayle Hardwood. It’s his job to seize enhancements from Augments who fall behind on the payments for their high-tech advantages. And they rarely part with them easily.

Now an infamous job Gayle was a part of long ago has come back to haunt him. An incredibly powerful piece of tech that was supposed to have been turned over to the government is being used again. People are dying, and those in power are convinced Gayle knows something about it.

Unfortunately, they’re right.

And unless Gayle can uncover the sinister secrets of the past and find whoever has hijacked the lost tech and stop them, no superpower in the world is going to be enough to save him…


"People have been trying to do superhero noir for years now, and then Jeff Macfee rolls in and crushes them all with a simple, warts-and-all tale of ordinary people trying to make a living in a world where superpowers have become common. Dark and moody in the absolute best way, Nine Tenths is just fantastic. It's superpower noir at its very, very best, remembering that it's the glimpses of light and hope that make things look the darkest."

Peter Clines, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Room and Paradox Bound

"What’s the one thing more certain in life than death or taxes; the repo man. In the world of the superhumans, the one thing heroes and villains all fear is; the repo man. Because it doesn’t matter how big you are, there’s always someone who can take it all away. Nine Tenths is a fast-moving, frenetic, first-rate novel about the people with real power. And what happens when someone tries to turn it back on them."

Simon R. Green, New York Times bestselling author

"An entertaining debut SF with exceptional voice and a ton of twists that will keep you on edge right to the end."

Michael Mammay, author of The Misfit Soldier

"Fast-paced, gritty, and suspenseful, Nine Tenths gives a fresh spin to hardboiled detective fiction with a thrill ride into the world of superhero repo. Good stuff.”

Meg Gardiner, author of the UNSUB series

"NINE TENTHS is a fantastic blend of the superhero fantasy and the hard-boiled detective. Jeff Macfee is a writer to watch."

Stephen Blackmoore, author of Bottle Demon

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