“This is another one of the 9th Doctor Novel, with Rose and Mickey. Returning to Earth, to revisit her Mum and family, Rose is surprise to learn there is a new obsession- a scratch and win game that is sweeping the community. Players are given various rewards- some go an all expense paid cruise, and others are given a video game system, with build in video game. But all is not as it seems- as the Doctor and Rose learns. Instead, straight out of “The Last Starfighter”, people are disappearing and video game players find they are having to keep restarting a game over and over again, without ever getting a chance to save the game. Can Rose and The Doctor save people- including Jackie- before they are the ultimate Loosers?
Personally, this was a spur of the moment book- I was on my way to a local Doctor Who Day event, and was getting some breakfast. Well, I was early- like 3 hrs early- so I decided to help get me in the mood, I was going to read the next book in the Doctor Who series on my phone. 2.5 hrs later, I was about half way through the book, and in the mood for some Doctor. And a few days later, I sat in my chair in my library and finished the book- and realizing that there is now one less adventure with the 9th Doctor for me to enjoy.