(Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of this work from Black Coffee Book Tours for review purposes. All opinions in this review are my own and are honest and unbiased.)
Realistic and riveting, The Numbers Game is perfect for fans of historical fiction set in World War II, especially those who have a passion for mathematics and World War II aircraft. Cynical and weary, Maurice wasn't the stereotypical RAF pilot. I liked that because it made him more original and even more relatable in certain ways. Maurice's predictions kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the read. I was worried the mathematical focus of the story would mellow down my experience, but that wasn't quite the case. I loved the way the numbers almost became antagonists in their own right. If you’re looking for a short, hair-raising World War II tale, you should check out The Numbers Game by Miles Watson.
Trigger Warning: This work includes some disturbing material, including violence.
Miles Watson has won more awards and accolades than almost any independent writer of his generation. His various works have won the following:
• CAGE LIFE – Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Runner Up (2016): Zealot Script Magazine "Book of the Year" (2017); Best Indie Book Award – Mystery & Suspense (2018)
• KNUCKLE DOWN – Writer's Digest S.P.B.A. Honorable Mention (2019); Best Indie Book Award – Suspense (2019)
• DEVILS YOU KNOW – Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing Finalist (2019)
• THE NUMBERS GAME – Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Novella – (2019)
• NOSFERATU – Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Novella – (2020)
• SINNER'S CROSS – Best Indie Book Award – Historical Fiction – (2019); Book Excellence Award – Action (2020); Literary Titan Book Award – Gold Medal (2020); Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards – Finalist (2020)
He holds undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and History and a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction, and served in law enforcement for nearly ten years before moving to Los Angeles, where he has worked on over 200 episodes of television and half a dozen feature films. But his first and last passion is writing.