The Scorpion Synopsis: Three friends innocently stumble upon government information that describes a top-secret underwater excavation site and refinery that processes a newly discovered source of energy. The friends are determined to reveal the truth about the facility to the American public and stop the flow of misinformation being dispensed by corrupt authorities within the United States Government.-Goodreads Synopsis
The Scorpion Review
Autero’s characters are mostly realistic, his plot highly reflective of the conspiracy theory paranoia running rampant throughout certain groups in society today, so there are some people it will definitely appeal to. At 240 pages, it’s a quick, easy-to-read. I thought this book would appeal to me because, while I don’t buy into the paranoia fully, I enjoy a good conspiracy theory as much as the next person.
I think my issue with this book is that its so… unsubtle. Its your three average joes against the big, bad government. This book could benefit greatly from having the loving attention of a professional editor. Not only for spelling and punctuation (to be honest, though, more punctuation than spelling), but also to ixnay some of the repetitive language that becomes more and more obvious as the book goes on.
I could not take this book seriously, unfortunately. It was just too overly dramatic in an unbelievable way.