KYD'S GAME review by Sapphire
Age Range - Adult
Genre - Mystery
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Age at time of review - 20
Reviewer's Location - Oshodi isolo, Lagos, Nigeria
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Kyd's Game is an action-packed book showing the injustices and corruption in the government. Kyd, a former CIA agent now turned farmer, was given an assignment by his ex-girlfriend, Irina, to help retrieve a video disk that carries evidence against the Russian government. This assignment was beneficial to both the U.S government and Irina's brother who was campaigning for the post of the president of Russia. It was also beneficial to Kyd, whose daughter was bedridden due to a terminal illness. When a former colleague, Paul Wexler, approached Kyd with this mission in exchange for Molly's entrance into a program that will potentially cure her from the disease, it was hard to refuse. He took the job only for him to realize he has become a pawn in a dangerous political game. Not all stories have happy endings, but will that be the case for Kyd?


Kyd's Game is a well-written book that makes you want to keep flipping every page. Every character has their uniqueness that is peculiar to the success of this book. The bond between Kyd and his daughter Molly was a very strong one. The fact that throughout Kyd's tribulations in Russia all he could think of was getting back on time for Molly's treatment, made me emotional. I find Paul Wexler's character particularly intriguing and complex. Wexler's speech about how there are no clear good and bad sides, and that it's all about who pays best, is a show of the corrupt nature of politics. I really love the author's writing style. He can sometimes be humorous and sometimes be straightforward and direct. Every page made me more invested in the book and every word written made me want to meet with the author.

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