Game Theory

By: Barry Jonsberg
Location: FIC JON
Genre: Thriller- family- kidnapping- who dun it and why!

I dont like maths and I dont like lotteries and I dont like kidnapping- but chucked all together in a book- I might like it!

"game theory
  1. the branch of mathematics concerned with the analysis of strategies for dealing with competitive situations where the outcome of a participant's choice of action depends critically on the actions of other participants. Game theory has been applied to contexts in war, business, and biology"

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 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 brilliant, page-turning novel from a superb storyteller.


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