ZERO SUM GAME - A Sid Rubin Silicon Alley Adventure
ZERO SUM GAME, Available on Amazon
From the back cover:
Zero Sum Game finds our high-flying lesbionic brainiac Sid Rubin and her unlikely posse of friends grounded, with wings clipped from their live-action-role playing misadventures in On a Larp.
To break out of parental jail, Sid, Jimmy, Imani, Ari and Vikram enter a school robotics competition. But just as things get interesting, Vik learns that his super-star status and hard-won trophies from the frantic online game Contagion have been stolen.
“Faut pas toucher mes amis—you do not mess with my friends.”
Watching Vik fall apart, Sid is determined to track down the trophy thief, no matter how much late-night gaming and sleuthing it takes. Sid and the gang join newcomer Ze to chase ghosts and trawl dungeons in a frenzied race against time not just to rescue Vik’s bevy of stolen gaming goods, but also to save the life of a teenage gamer being held hostage.
Zero Sum Game is the second Sid Rubin Silicon Alley Adventure.
Reviews & Media
"Sid Rubin is a sleuth I side with. Fun and funny with a ton of heart. I was hooked on page 1!"--Sarah Ahiers, author of Assassin's Heart and Thief's Cunning.
"Hooray for Sidonie 'Sid' Rubin! Brave, witty and brainy, our teenage adventurer takes us on a techno-caper in the darker corners of cutthroat online gaming, challenging her smarts and her heart. Bravo, Stefani Deoul, for creating such a dynamic heroine!”--Ann Aptaker, award winning author of the Cantor Gold crime series.
Sidonie Rubin returns in Stefani Deoul’s second YA novel. Readers who fell in love with Sid in her first outing (On A Larp), will cement that relationship in Zero Sum Game. Sid is back with her unique cadre of friends for yet another technological thrill ride. Deoul never talks down to her audience, especially when in the techo-realm of things – but it is the heart and soul of her characters that will truly capture readers. Populated with much diversity, this series is perfect for our newest generation of “woke” teens.--Kristopher Zgorski, BOLO BOOKS
"Stefani Deoul's refreshing new YA book passes the proverbial Bechdel test with her protagonist, Sid, who's not only smart and cool, she's gay! This self-described geek lesbionic brainiac has nothing to hide, including her crushes on Wonder Woman and her friend’s mom. We bask in Sid’s growing confidence as she takes us along on her further high tech adventures.”--Davina Kotulski, Ph.D., psychologist, activist, author.