What a thrilling, well written debut novel for both guys and gals. Scott Reintgen has skillfully achieved a balance of compelling plot with highly authentic characters that drive the story forward. A former high school teacher, Reintgen has used his experiences to create relatable characters in a classroom-like scenario, but in an outer-space setting—I couldn’t help but like Emmet and wanted to know what would happen to him next. Whether you’re a fan of sci-fi or not, you will love this book! I absolutely did!— Susan
Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family. Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.
Scott Reintgen has spent his career as a teacher of English and creative writing in diverse urban communities in North Carolina. This is his first novel.