The Scarab is a PG, first-person, near-future, Science Fiction novel inspired by Heinlein’s Young Adult books and the adrenaline rush of computer games.
There are very few problems one cannot solve with a little help from friends and the proper application of high explosives.
Hemophiliac and ace mechanic Ethan Hayes had risen to the top of the computer gaming circuit as the Scarab. When he invented a device that made him rich over night, he and Mary Ann were able to enter SimCon, the simulated European road race. They were like Cinderella at the ball until he stumbled across a cyber-criminal ring. After they kidnapped Mary Ann to silence him, it’s up to the Scarab to save her. (taken from Goodreads)
I was surprised by this novel it was not what I was expecting and I really enjoyed it. I believe that you don’t have to be a gamer to enjoy this novel, it has something for everyone.
All the characters are well thought out and are created with excellent description. The plot is well though out and transports the reader into that world.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
A copy of this novel was received for free and all opinions expressed are my own through reading it.