The Children’s Game: A Thriller
The Children’s Game is a realistic fictional story about what happens behind the scenes of a United States political sabotage. Ivan Delkoff, a retired Russian intelligence and prior Russian Colonel, is hired by former FSB officer Andrei Turov to gather a group of men to take down President Putin’s plane. Upon completing the mission, Delkoff realizes that one of his men is probably an assassin for Turov and will kill him when the mission is over. Delkoff is too quick for them and kills the two possible assassins and runs. From there, the reader is thrown into a cat and mouse game between the U.S. government and journalists and Russia’s operatives. The blame is being tossed back and forth, and former CIA Christopher Niles and his brother Jon, a journalist, are out to find the truth behind the plane attack. I found The Children’s Game to be well-written and full of very believable information. The characters we’re well-developed, although there were a lot of them to keep track of and where they came from. Overall, I think the book had several parts in it that were unnecessarily wordy. I skimmed many of the pages and was still able to keep up with the storyline. I really enjoyed the parts of the book that had action. Those parts were easy to follow and very exciting.
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|Page Count||384 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|