An other repeat freebie novella and short story from Michael McBride: Zero
and short story The Hands of God
When Brian Niemand accepts a position as a research assistant in the theoretical physics department at the university, he has no idea that heís about to become a part of one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time. The implications are staggering, but such knowledge always comes at a price, and as Brian finds out, the cost is measured in lives. Where did the project get its test subject, an amputated leg, and whatís inside Brianís house that stalks him at night? The answers are buried where only he can exhume them, but when he finds himself surrounded by a series of brutal slayings, he learns that before he can take the first step to saving his own life, he must go back to Zero.
*An exclusive short story: The Hands of God