Book Review: Kyd's Game by Marc Rosenberg

Review by Luke

Marc Rosenberg takes readers into the dark underbelly of cyber espionage and politics with his gripping thriller “"Kyd's Game." The story follows Jake Kyd, a former elite hacker turned cybersecurity expert, who is drawn back into a world he thought he had left behind. When a series of high-profile cyber-attacks threaten national security, Kyd is coerced into joining a covert government task force. As he navigates a web of deceit, betrayal, and danger, Kyd must confront his own past while racing against time to prevent a catastrophic event.

This book is slated for publishing in September of 2024.

The protagonist, Neil Kyd, is thrust into a dangerous mission to save his terminally ill daughter by securing her a place in a cutting-edge medical program. To do so, Kyd must retrieve a crucial memory card from an ex-girlfriend in Moscow.

Scenes of psychological and physical violence, including intense action sequences and detailed descriptions of combat and torture are present. There are also instances of sexual situations, though they are not overly graphic. Inappropriate language is present throughout the book, fitting the gritty and high-stakes atmosphere of the plot. Additionally, the book touches on some racial issues while staying within the genre. Due to the mature content, it is not recommended for younger readers or anyone sensitive to violence and strong language.

"Kyd's Game" fits firmly within the thriller genre, with a strong emphasis on cyber espionage and political intrigue. It combines elements reminiscent of John le Carré's and Patricia Highsmith's works, making it a compelling read for those interested in sophisticated, high-stakes drama.

This book was hard to put down. The tension was high and kept me turning the pages. Hats off to Marc Rosenberg for masterfully creating such a narrative that is both thrilling and thought-provoking, making it a must-read for enthusiasts of the thriller genre—a must-read. 

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