Author: Bernard Maestas
Genre: Young Adult Thriller
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
Wisecracking smartasses Ted and Alex are an elite army of two, fighting for fortune under the banner of their private military corporation Reagan Kirwan International. MIT-trained computer hacker and engineer Ted is the brains. Freerunning ex-French Foreign Legion commando is the brawn. With their unique combination of skills, they are in high demand on the blurry and ever-changing modern battlefields.
When oil is struck in a Somalian province, two titans of the energy industry collide head-on over the lucrative rights. The result is a war which rages both in the boardrooms and on the already bloody sands.
Hired for the simple task of tipping the scales, Ted and Alex’s mission takes a dangerous and deadly turn. They learn they are not the only trump cards in play and, this time, they may be on the wrong side. Facing the most dangerous of adversaries, constant perils, and treacherous corporate politics, they must stand together if they want to survive – and, more importantly, collect their paychecks.
Because war is a two-player co-op and all they have is each other.
In You Think This is a Game? Ted and Alex are at it again. In this sequel to Godwin’s Law, which I previously reviewed, they have to tip the scales when two titans of oil energy collide over the rights of oil in a Somalian province. But when the two of them figure out they might be on the wrong side, and they find themselves in terrible danger, they have to rely on each other more than ever if they want to make it out of this mission alive, and in time to collect their paychecks.
This is another fast-paced thriller by an author whose writing skills I’ve come to admire. Despite dealing with complicated situations and complex plots, it remains an easy to follow read and one that easily pulls the reader in, and entices them to keep reading until the end.
I found I liked Ted the most here. He’s more complicated than Alex, and I liked how he always relies on his brains and wits to save the day.