Game Theory

Barry Jonsberg
NZD $22.99

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? A hugely compelling YA thriller.

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 brilliant, page-turning novel from a superb storyteller.

Author bio:

Barry Jonsberg's YA novels, The Whole Business with Kiffo and the Pitbull and It's Not All About YOU, Calma! were shortlisted for the CBCA awards. It's Not All About YOU, Calma! also won the Adelaide Festival Award for Children's Literature and Dreamrider was shortlisted in the NSW Premier's Awards. Being Here won the QLD Premier's YA Book Award and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Award. My Life as an Alphabet won the Gold Inky, the Children's Peace Literature Award, the Territory Read, Children's Literature/YA Award and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and was shortlisted in the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, the CBCA awards, the WA Premier's Book Awards and the Adelaide Festival Awards.

Barry lives in Darwin. His books have been published in the USA, the UK, France, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Brazil, Turkey, China and Korea.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781760290153
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: June 2016
Page Extent: 320
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 14 - 18
Subject: Young adult fiction