Destiny Uncharted

A Novel

Fiction - Action
188 Pages
Reviewed on 03/28/2024
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Author Biography

Tim Scott was born in New York City in 1948. He attended the University of Vermont (BA 1971, English), and took a motorcycle ride through Europe , the subject of his first novel, while waiting to hear from his draft board before receiving an MA form Northeastern University (1976, English). He earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1983. He then pursued a corporate career for 20 years before moving to the public sector as an analyst for the US Dept. of Labor for 8 years. He retired in 2018 to begin a writing career.
“Driving Toward Destiny’, his first novel, was a Finalist in the 2022 National Indie Excellence Awards, a Finalist in the 2023 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, and a Finalist in the 2023 American Fiction Awards, all in the Fiction-Adventure genre.
Tim Scott was listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America in January 2024 as a result of his writing endeavors. “Destiny’ Uncharted’ is his second novel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Destiny Uncharted is a work of fiction in the recent historical, adventure, and action subgenres. It is suitable for the general adult reading audience. The plot follows protagonist Jack Higgins during his experiences in 1972. Relieved to evade the Vietnam War, Jack faces new challenges when his girlfriend Kara's oppressive mother tries to separate them. Seeking consolation in San Francisco, Jack finds a new purpose aiding others and forging his own path amidst the healing and pain of his emotional turmoil and personal conflicts. Author Tim Scott has crafted a captivating journey through the tumultuous landscape of 1970s America, utilizing every moment of nostalgia to paint a vivid portrait of Jack Higgins' quest for self-discovery and love in the face of adversity.

The emotional through-line of the work is penned with palpable feelings thanks to the close narrative viewpoint and visceral descriptions of sensation, drawing me into Jack’s attitude and emotions and keeping me engrossed. Jack's resilience and determination resonated deeply, serving as a strong reminder of our nature to overcome obstacles and find meaning in life's many twists and turns. Tim Scott's evocative storytelling and authentic portrayal of the era transported me back in time, immersing me in the vibrant atmosphere of San Francisco through atmospheric language and detailed scenes that perfectly match the emotional tone of the scenes. As the narrative unfolded, I found myself really rooting for Jack and Kara and their dynamic relationship, eagerly turning the pages to discover their fates. Overall, Destiny Uncharted is a compelling tale of love, resilience, and the pursuit of one's destiny that left a lasting impression on me, and it’s a book I highly recommend to fans of drama and emotive writing everywhere.