Monday, 4 May 2015

Book review: Catastrophic - Dustin Stevens (Reviews By Mom)

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...

Review by Mom
Catastrophic is a gripping, very well constructed story. At the very beginning of the book, Dustin Stevens already gives his readers a small hint that a lot of different things will happen; events and characters which are all connected some how. I was intrigued and wanted to read on. The story had me guessing until the beautiful ending.
Catastrophic is a pleasant read, and never tedious. I definitely recommend this book.

Check out my 5 star review here


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