Mississippi penitentiary inmates creating unrivaled wealth behind bars. They monopolized a grueling environment and managed to maintain status quo until paroled. After release they devise a method of challenging thrill seekers across the globe making millions.
Their mind boggling success captures focus of a mysterious nemesis who threatens the operation. Death deceit and family safety turns the main characters focus from money to survival. Dare Ya! keeps readers peeled to unravel the mystery and discover who wins the battle for millions.
Anthony Magyar grew up in Ackerman Mississippi. He spent four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned a Mathematics Degree from Mississippi State University. Anthony enjoys everything country and simple living.
"Magyar and Sibley's testosterone-fueled debut tacks back and forth between the Mississippi State Penitentiary (aka Parchman Farm) in 2008 and a bloody slaughter that occurs at a water tower near a college campus in Nebraska five years later.
Best buds Evan Masters a former member of the Air Force's elite Combat Control unit and Matthew Cassidy a former member of the Marine Corps Force Recon not only survive Parchman but emerge with a plan to create Dare Ya a website based on stunts that they and their followers concoct. An infusion of capital from the Weisenstein Institute makes them millionaires. Meanwhile their mysterious enemy known only as the Director and aided by his deadly associate Constance plots Dare Ya's downfall. Outrageous and humorous dares abound. For example on TV's Conan O'Brian Show Evan agrees to jump off a ladder into a pool of Jell-O wearing only a G-string." --Publisher's Weekly
"Two Special Forces veterans and ex-cons strike it rich with a gonzo social media website and then battle a vengeful conspiracy in this debut thriller. Matthew Cass Cassidy an ex Marine Force Recon honcho stuck in a sweltering Mississippi prison on trumped-up charges and fellow inmate Evan Masters an ex-Air Force Combat Control honcho who practically runs the place by bribing guards meet cute when they beat up some gangbangers.
Bonding over their military backgrounds the two have a jaunty time in the poke complete with an egg-eating contest straight out of Cool Hand Luke until the warden at the behest of a shadowy man called Mr. Felsner hires an inmate death squad to murder them. Fortunately the eight shiv-armed neo-Nazis are handily defeated and maimed by Evan and Cass. Released from prison the two brainstorm a surefire internet scheme: a website called Dare Ya! where people challenge each other with crazy propositions and post videos of the results. (Cass gets the ball rolling with a nude bungee-jump from a balloon.)
Before you can say Mark Zuckerberg meets Jackass Dare Ya! goes viral and turns Cass and Evan into celebrity zillionaires who dare Conan O'Brien himself to undergo an on-air nipple piercing. Alas Mr. Felsner now titling himself the Director and assisted by lady assassin Constance aka the shorthaired vixen carries on his obscure fitful war against Cass and Evan escalating from a denial-of-service hack to a massacre in which college kids are dared to climb a water tower and then mowed down by snipers. In Magyar and Sibley's haphazard tale Cass and Evan are lively if not exactly nuanced heroes Evan a redneck who likes liquor and Las Vegas floozies is especially entertaining. Their bromantic banter and blithe violence ( the crack of breaking cartilage echoed throughout the cafeteria ) keep the story moving except when they are building their dotcom juggernaut a project that is as boring as every other dotcom-building saga. The Director is a cartoonish but inept villain whose strategy of attacking other people as an oblique and murky way of getting at Cass and Evan generally misfires. Not all that much daring is required to take down such a hapless bad guy." --Kirkus Review