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Friday, June 24, 2011

This book is packed full of suspense!!

Review done by Asha


Maximal Reserve
By:: Sam Batterman

ISBN:: 9781935265528
Publisher:: Deep River
Pages:: 296
Price:: $15.00
Type:: General Fiction, Fiction

About the Book::

What if Oil isn't Scarce??
A secret that can change the balance of world power and finance in a moment is known by the most unlikely of people - and he's only been employed for a week.

Philip Channing was just an ambitious college graduate who wanted to make his mark on the world. He didn't know that mark would be the greatest oil discovery of all time -  in the wrong would be the greatest oil discovery of all time - in the wrong place. Philip finds the largest oil reserve in history, a reserve that dwarfs the lucrative reserves in Saudi Arabia and threatens to changes the world's balance of power and wealth in favor of the most unlikely country of all.

But Phil isn't the only one who's discovered the reserve - and an alliance of crooked politicians and terrorists will do anything to keep it secret.

My Thoughts::
 Maximal Reserve is action packed book and is a great read. It is filled with a little bit of conspiracy and fabulous content regarding the Middle East, Israel, and the oil reserve. This is not an ‘easy’ read, there is a lot of scientific terminology and information in the book, showing that the author had to have done a lot of research for his book. He presents the information in an interesting way, so the reader doesn't go away bewildered and confused. There is also some romance, and my favorite: suspense. There is a lot of it in the book. Bad guys chasing good guys - I love that kind of thing, and Batterman did a great job on writing a suspenseful plot.

The book begins with Philip’s friend Jack being murdered.  Somebody targeted him presumably for what he has discovered in all his computer data.  The character of Philip Channing is appealing; somehow even though he’s socially inept, deep in debt, and driving a jalopy, he comes across as utterly charming.  Now he has the offer of a dream job, but it’s not quite exactly how he thought it would be.  He has a girlfriend, Lisa, who works for the Governor of Texas, and receives disturbing information about some possible illicit activities that he’s involved in pertaining to the oil industry.  And of course moving forward, you know all of those things really are tied together in the plot of the story. 
FTC: This post was written for Bring it on Communications who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.


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