Insignia by S.J. Kincaid.
Tom Raines and his almost permanently drunk father, are barely scraping by, if even. Each day Tom must earn back the money his father gambles away, in the VR parlours at the many casinos his father attends. So it’s no biggie when the Indo-american alliance ask him to join them in the pentagon spire, in the fight against the Russo-chinese for the precious metal deposits scattered across the solar system.
But in the future things are very different, companies rule the world, getting the government to fight their petty battles for them.
Now Tom only has to convince his Dad to let him go. But his Dad is seriously paranoid, constantly telling Tom about his many theories about what goes on in the Spire, is a hard nut to crack. So when he gives Tom the all clear, Tom is flabbergasted at his luck and itching for adventure. But will the Spire be all it’s made out to be?Or will Tom’s Father’s crazy theories not really be that outrages.
Teen Rating: Easily the best Sci-Fi I’ve read! 6/5 13+