If you are looking for a book that has the combination of a crime mystery, a comedy with tons of laughs but is also has a mix of science fiction in the direction of the android type of world than well today we will be discussing John Scalzi’s newest book Head On. Head On is the sequel to Lock In. If you haven’t read Lock In I have a review on the first book here. In this sequel, we return with characters Agent Shane and Agent Vane to solve a mystery.
In the sequel to Lock In, this book focus on the mysterious murder of a famous athlete Duane Chapman. Who is a player of the game Head On? A game where players are mostly Hadens and the object of the game is to take the head of a player and taking it to the goal in order to score points. After the mysterious murder happens Agent Shane and Agent Vann is called in to solve it. As they investigate they must jump over hurdles that step into their paths keeping them from getting close to finding the true culprit.
I had a fun time reading Head On. I loved Lock In when it came out and it made me a fan of John Scalzi’s writing. But with Head On it reminded me why his books rock. First off, I like how I got to see more of the world of Hadens in this book but with the mix of sports. A fictional sport that is popular in the book and how it plays in everyone’s lives. I also liked the mystery plot and it had me at the edge of the seat. I wasn’t sure who would be the main villain but all I wanted to do is to find out. ON top of all that I got to enjoy the interaction between Agent Vann and Agent Shane. They are the perfect duo and the way they talk all the time is just funny. It was fun and I hope for another book soon. So are you someone who has read the book yet? Well, let me know in the comments. And if you are looking to check it out do click on the links below to learn more. Until next time keep on reading.
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