The Game - Laurie R. King

The Game

By Laurie R. King

  • Release Date: 2004-03-02
  • Genre: British Detectives
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4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 32 Ratings)

The Game Laurie R. King Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Laurie R. King's Garment of Shadows.

It’s only the second day of 1924, but Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, find themselves embroiled in intrigue. It starts with a New Year’s visit from Holmes’s brother Mycroft, who comes bearing a strange package containing the papers of an English spy named Kimball O’Hara—the same Kimball known to the world through Kipling’s famed Kim. Inexplicably, O’Hara withdrew from the “Great Game” of espionage and now he has just as inexplicably disappeared. 

When Russell discovers Holmes’s own secret friendship with the spy, she knows the die is cast: she will accompany her husband to India to search for the missing operative. But Russell soon learns that in this faraway and exotic land, it’s often impossible to tell friend from foe—and that some games aren’t played for fun but for the highest stakes of all…life and death.

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  • Very good, but . . .

    4
    By Willuth3
    Not as good as others in the series. Stays somewhat muddled too long in the travels and time in the Fort. Still well worth reading, though.

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