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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Game Theory
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'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.' (Publication summary)

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    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2016 .
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      Extent: 320p.
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      • Published June 2016
      ISBN: 9781760290153

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Driven by Shared Experiences Joy Lawn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 September 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of The Bone Sparrow Zana Fraillon , 2016 single work children's fiction ; Another Night in Mullet Town Steven Herrick , 2016 single work novel ; Game Theory Barry Jonsberg , 2016 single work novel
Game Theory : Review John Nolan , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , July 2016;

— Review of Game Theory Barry Jonsberg , 2016 single work novel
'When Summerlee, older sister of sixteen year old Jamie, wins seven and half million dollars in a lottery their younger sister, eight year old Phoebe, is kidnapped and held to ransom. The kidnapper will only make contact with Jamie who, with his keen mathematical brain and a penchant for logical analysis, tries to out think and out manoeuvre the kidnapper using some of the principles of Game Theory. ...'
John’s Best of 2016 John Nolan , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , December 2016;

— Review of Game Theory Barry Jonsberg , 2016 single work novel ; Black Sunday Evan McHugh , 2016 single work children's fiction
Game Theory : Review John Nolan , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , July 2016;

— Review of Game Theory Barry Jonsberg , 2016 single work novel
'When Summerlee, older sister of sixteen year old Jamie, wins seven and half million dollars in a lottery their younger sister, eight year old Phoebe, is kidnapped and held to ransom. The kidnapper will only make contact with Jamie who, with his keen mathematical brain and a penchant for logical analysis, tries to out think and out manoeuvre the kidnapper using some of the principles of Game Theory. ...'
Driven by Shared Experiences Joy Lawn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 September 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of The Bone Sparrow Zana Fraillon , 2016 single work children's fiction ; Another Night in Mullet Town Steven Herrick , 2016 single work novel ; Game Theory Barry Jonsberg , 2016 single work novel
John’s Best of 2016 John Nolan , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , December 2016;

— Review of Game Theory Barry Jonsberg , 2016 single work novel ; Black Sunday Evan McHugh , 2016 single work children's fiction
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