Sunday, 20 October 2013

Book review: Catastrophic - Dustin Stevens


The blurb.
College phenom running back Tyler Bentley is the ultimate success story. The son of a single mother from a wayward stretch of highway in Western Wyoming, he heads to Midwestern football powerhouse Ohio Tech and becomes a star, MVP of the Centennial Bowl, runner-up to the Heisman Trophy.

He is also the ultimate fall from grace story when a freak play occurs, leaving his knee shattered.

Seeing an opportunity, the SynTronic medical corporation convinces Tyler to use their newly-designed KnightRunner knee replacement, promising him that he'll be back on the field long before the upcoming season. Everything they promise comes true up until the product malfunctions, costing Tyler his career and his leg.

Now, leaning on the help of his one-time teacher Shane Laszlo, Tyler must take his battle from the gridiron to the courtroom. Laszlo, an Ohio Tech alum himself just a year removed from law school, has his own score to settle with SynTronic, an incident occuring years before with repercussions far greater than the loss of a limb.

Together, they will go into the biggest case Ohio has ever seen...

My opinion.
From the very beginning you're drawn into this story. It was extremely captivating and exciting. Dustin Stevens really takes you on a journey towards justice, and you just can't put the book down until justice.. is served. I love how it was truly "good vs. evil". Normally you'd just expect that good will win, otherwise, what kind of novel would it be(?) but very early on you realize it won't be that easy. Although Shane Laszlo's team has right and law on their side, they really have to fight for this case. Shane, and therefore Dustin Stevens, is extremely good with words and knows how to bring out the right reactions and emotions, not just from the jury in court, but from the reader as well.

Many thanks to Dustin Stevens for giving me the opportunity to read and review this novel. 
It's one of the best books I've read in a while.


  1. Sounds like a good read, Maryline. You have eclectic tastes!

    1. Haha, true.. I'm a history geek first and foremost, but I do like to read all kinds of genres :-)
      It's a very good read indeed!