Review done by LoveLearningAtHome
Book or Product: Title: Maximal Reserve
Author: Sam Batterman
With gas hovering at $4 a gallon, this thriller couldn’t have come for me to read at a better time. Usually, this wouldn’t interest me, but because I am beginning to realize that oil is a huge part of our economy I was excited to receive the book Maximal Reserve to review.
I was unable to put the book down from the moment I started reading the prologue. The book starts out with a bicycle/car chase that ends with Jack Sanders dead. He has stumbled upon information that no one wants disclosed. Luckily, he has sent the information to his friend, Phillip (Phil) Channing in an encrypted message. Phil has just landed his dream job with Access Energy to finish uncovering a secret that will rock the world powers like never before. The oil reserve that has been uncovered is huge stretching all the way to Israel. It also is in the middle of the ocean which makes it hard to get. The world’s oil supply as they know it is about to change hands. As you would guess, there are people who don’t want this to happen and will do anything to keep it secret. Phil and his fiance’s lives are in danger. Will he be able to stay alive long enough to see this incredible discovery made public?
This book, although fiction, makes me really think that this kind of thing could happen. In my book, that makes this a good book.
This book has everything that a thriller needs to keep you reading. From crooked government officials to a love story, it’s all there.
You can read about the author, Sam Batterman,on his website. It is engaging and beautifully done. I highly suggest you check out the site. While there you can read the Prologue from this book. Sam is a husband and father who teaches computer science at a private high school.
Oh yeah, and the copy I received was autographed. How cool is that?
I would definitely recommend this book! You will not be disappointed.
Please note that I received a copy of this book from Deep River Books and MamaBuzz in exchange for my honest opinion in this review. No other compensation was given. Thank you to both of them for this opportunity.