Vortex by S.J. Kincaid.
Thomas Raines is on his mandatory ‘military’ vacation, away from the spire, in accordance with the laws (!!!) of civilian…etc.,etc.,etc. That means whether he likes it or not, spending 2-3 weeks with his drunken, practically homeless father. This time though Niel is acting reasonably responsible and there isn’t a hint of booze off him, but that doesn’t stop him from entering a gambling parlour with Tom and winning his means of giving Tom his first ever birthday present. The only problem being the banker who lost doesn’t know how to lose and sends a corrupt cop after them to reclaim his treasures.Tom and Niel can’t fight back otherwise jail time will result, kinda unfair???From this point on things start to go in a steady downward spiral, unless Tom can change that?….
Teen Rating: Tom finds him self in such a deep hole it looks impossible for his escape, but somehow he manages it! 5/5 13+