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 surprise what he choose to do when the Indo-american alliance ask him to join them in the Pentagon Spire (formerly the Pentagon), in the fight against the Russo-chinese for the precious metal deposits scattered across our solar system. But in the future things are very different from how they are now, companies rule the world, controlling the governments to fight their petty battles for them and meaning democracy is virtually non-existent any more. But Tom still has to convince his Dad to let him go. But his Dad being paranoid, is constantly telling Tom about his many theories about what actually goes on in the Spire and how corrupt the government are. You can bet when he gives Tom the all clear, Tom is flabbergasted and amazed at his luck, 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 after all?
Teen Rating: Easily the best Sci-fi book I’ve read in a while! 6/5 13+