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ZERO SUM GAME Best of Lists:
* Best Books of the Month at The Verge, Book Riot, Unbound Worlds, SYFY, & Kirkus
* The Mary Sue Book Club Pick
* Library Journal Best Debuts of Fall and Winter
A blockbuster, near-future science fiction thriller, S.L. Huang's Zero Sum Game introduces a math-genius mercenary who finds herself being manipulated by someone possessing unimaginable power…
Cas Russell is good at math. Scary good. The vector calculus blazing through her head lets her smash through armed men twice her size and dodge every bullet in a gunfight, and she'll take any job for the right price.
As far as Cas knows, she’s the only person around with a superpower...until she discovers someone with a power even more dangerous than her own. Someone who can reach directly into people’s minds and twist their brains into Moebius strips. Someone intent on becoming the world’s puppet master.
Cas should run, like she usually does, but for once she's involved. There’s only one problem...
She doesn’t know which of her thoughts are her own anymore.
"Fresh and exciting... a great start to an exciting series--and an exciting career." --Boing Boing
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This frustrating debut SF action-thriller introduces plenty of cool ideas but never fleshes them out. Superpowered math genius and mercenary Cass Russell is put on a challenging case: take down Pithica, a villainous organization led by telepath Dawna Polk. Cass is a loner, but this tangled conspiracy is too hard to handle solo, so she teams up with principled PI Arthur Tresting and gun-toting Christian crusader Rio. Pithica's plan is to establish a new world order through a legion of brainwashed agents. Cass's mind-bending math magic is constantly explained away with no more sophistication than "I'm really good at math... that's all," which gives her carte blanche to dodge bullets, do death-defying parkour, eavesdrop through closed doors, read people's heart rates at a glance, and block telepathic attacks. Readers get no insight into Cass's history, so a late twist involving past events falls completely flat. At one point, while facing off against sniper henchmen, Cass quips, "What is this, a cheesy action movie?" Huang's adventure story is certainly cheesy, but its fatal flaw is that it never manages to be fun.