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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Amazing Maximal Reserve Book Review! Come Read!

Review done by Crystal

Murder, mystery, intrigue, new ideas pertaining to the oil industry, religion and romance. This book has all of that and more. It is written in a way that really draws your attention and captivates you. I felt like I was in the story, living each moment with the characters. It was like reading a favorite crime scene drama like NCIS or CSI. Mr. Batterman did an excellent job with research in this novel and posts his resources at the end, noting that if any mistakes are found, they are solely his. He includes the religious background to the theories outlined in the novel and takes us on an adventure. The part I like most about his in-depth research is that when he included geo-bio terminology I might not otherwise understand, he explained the meaning in a way that fit in with the context of the novel. The characters spoke to each other in professional and layman terms, allowing the reader to understand exactly what was taking place.

The oil industry, biology, geology and seismic studies all go together. Oil comes from the ground so knowledge of everything around it is a must and “Maximal Reserve” shows us that. These oil tycoons have to have teams of professionals that know about everything they will come into contact with when drilling deep in the ground. I’ve always been a little bit of a rock nerd. I don’t know much about it but have a love for all things beautiful and can definitely appreciate the colors, minerals and difference between rock types and formations. I had rock collections as a child and still love when I find a beautiful rock or piece of Agate. I love visiting local caves and while I know all the “good stuff” has most likely been harvested from them I love seeing what is beneath our feet. I’m not sure I’m brave enough to go full on Spelunking though.

“Maximal Reserve” takes us on a journey deep beneath the ocean and far below the Earth. It questions our original theories about the origins of oil by following new facts as well as scriptures found in Genesis 49:25, and Deuteronomy 33:24. Philip Channing is hired by Axcess Energy to finish uncovering this new idea which leads to a secret that could change the world and the countries that hold the most power. There are people around Phil that do NOT want this secret exposed and will do anything they can to make sure it is silenced forever.

Sam Batterman keeps you on your toes offering twists and turns at every corner. I was drawn in from the get go. This is yet another book that kept me wanting more. I didn’t want to stop reading until I had finished it. The entire book kept me on my toes but it did end a little abruptly. I would have liked to see more in the end regarding the finale of the “secret” and the new direction in Phil and Lisa’s life. Hopefully, there will be a sequel that picks up where “Maximal Reserve” left off!!! In my personal opinion, it is a fantastic read.

photo sam sm 228x300 Maximal Reserve by Sam Batterman (Book Review)About Sam Batterman:

Sam Batterman grew up in the 1980′s with a pocketful of quarters to play video games in one hand and a stack of computer magazines in the other. He holds a Computer Science degree from Bob Jones University and works as a Software Engineer in Southeastern Pennsylvania with his wonderful wife, Susan, and his two kids, Samantha and Parker. He teaches Computer Programming at a Christian school and enjoys seeing kids get excited about the technology he loves so much. Sam’s first novel, Wayback, has become the best seller for Deep River Books. Sam and his wive serve at Valley Forge Baptist Temple in Collegeville, PA.



“Maximal Reserve” is available at Deep River Books

Price: $14.99.

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This is a MamaBuzz review. The product was provided by Deep River BooksBring It On! Communications for this review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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