About the Author:
Author Bio –
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.
The Battle of Britain rages. London is in flames, and civilization itself totters on the brink. Does Pilot Officer Maurice Mickelwhite care? Not one damn. He may be one of the better fighter pilots in the Royal Air Force, but it’s not by choice. Maurice is a mathematical genius, who, if not for Hitler, would be happily teaching algebra and calculus at university. To hell with the war! Maurice just wants his numbers. Trouble is…the numbers also want him.
Purchase Link – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Numbers-Game-Miles-Watson/dp/1795868228
I received a gifted E-Book copy of ‘The Numbers Game’ by Miles Watson from Blackcoffee Book Tours in return for my honest review. Thank you for the copy and a spot on the blog tour.
This short story follows Maurice, a man in the RAF during the war.
Maurice loves his numbers and throughout his time in the RAF uses his knowledge of numbers to make predictions through probability.
The further he goes through the war and the more men that don’t return from their missions the more he works on his algorithm.
Will his predictions come to be true?
Although this is quite a sad story in some ways, I found it interesting how Maurice’s out take on the situation was so different to everyone else’s. In some ways I found that his numbers distracted him a little from the situation, even with the scary probabilities he predicts.
I haven’t read many books about the war, but this gave me an insight to some of the situations these men had to go through. It was heart-breaking to think about what people had to deal with and consider as normal at this time.
Overall, a different and emotional short story about the RAF, Wartime and the use of numbers.
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