Atomic Prey

Atomic Prey!
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Tremble, pathetic mortals! Tremble before my awesome might, and behold the face of your new master!

A month ago, U.S. Marshal Lucas Davenport was involved in a raid on a Mexican cartel storehouse. They expected to find guns. Instead they found ten barrels of radioactive material rigged to a bomb. The explosion exposed everyone in the building to a lethal dose of radiation. Almost nobody survived a week.
But Lucas? He's feeling better than ever. Stronger. Faster. Smarter. Last night, he managed to slip free of his government minders and ran a two-minute-mile. He's not bulletproof, and he can't fly, but a tiny voice inside his head adds "yet" to those statements.
But Lucas wasn't the only one who survived. The cartel leader — ironically named El Cancer — has been changing, growing huge muscular tumors all over his body. And last night, he broke out of his cell by the simplest way possible: he punched through the wall and jumped the fence.
Now Lucas has two problems: his new and unknown strength, and a crazed murderer who seems to be unstoppable, and seems to be growing stronger all the time.
And as their paths start to converge, Lucas realizes that he wasn't in an accident: he was in an origin story. But is it his story? Or does it belong to El Cancer?

April 1, 2019