Synopsis: ‘Jamie's sister has been kidnapped. And Jamie is convinced he can save her using the principles of game theory. But is strategy the best option when his little sister's life is at stake?
Game theory has brought me to this point and I must follow where it leads. Even though this is not a game.
Jamie is a sixteen-year-old maths whiz. Summerlee, his older sister, is in the grip of a wild phase. Tensions at home run high.
When Summerlee wins a 7.5-million-dollar lottery, she cuts all ties with her family. But money can cause trouble - big trouble. And when Jamie's younger sister Phoebe is kidnapped for a ransom, the family faces a crisis almost too painful to bear.
Jamie thinks he can use game theory - the strategy of predicting an opponent's actions - to get Phoebe back. But can he outfox the kidnapper? Or is he putting his own and his sister's life at risk?’
A great read that travelled at a frantic pace. Funny in places, moving in others and nail biting in between. This is a well written story, with many red herrings. I did not spot the kidnapper until I was told. There are lots of twists and turns and a surprising ending. Well done Mr Jonsberg.
‘Game Theory’ has some strong characters and this helps the reader develop a rapport with the characters, or in some cases, causes the reader to despair over some. While game theory is explained throughout the novel, I am not sure how much this theory was used to help uncover the kidnapping plot. This did not detract from the story by any means.
Looking for a good mystery, then try ‘Game Theory’.
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