Review

The Deadliest Game

by Tom Clancy



One of the hottest virtual reality games is a medieval war game
where the players enter the Dominion of Sarxos and fight for land,
soldiers, and possessions. The players get to choose who they want
to be, taking on the persona of warlords or even wizards. Here, the
best players who have reigned as the dominating forces of Sarxos
lead fantasy armies into battle. Apparently, there is one player
who isn't happy with the current game results and wants to get
revenge at all costs, even if I means taking the battle into the
real world.

When the best players have their computers demolished, Net Force
Explorers Megan O'Malley and Leif Anderson are called upon to
discover just who is taking this game so seriously. Megan and Leif
are experienced players in the virtual world of Sarxos and have the
ability to investigate on the scene and ask questions of the
"characters" of Sarxos. The danger accelerates as another key
player is attacked and physically injured in the real world. Yet,
Meg and Leif are not giving up on the case, even when instructed to
do so by their Net Force boss. They may be the next victims of this
online criminal. The excitement of both the real and virtual worlds
mix together to make a page-turning story for teenage techies and
gamers in THE DEADLIEST GAME.

     

Reviewed by Amy Hutter on January 21, 2011

The Deadliest Game
by Tom Clancy

  • Publication Date: February 1, 1999
  • Mass Market Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley
  • ISBN-10: 0425161749
  • ISBN-13: 9780425161746