The Spy Game takes Eddie and Sidney, a large black older dog on an adventure from their first meeting. Although large, Sidney is a sweet dog. Eddie's Uncle Reese brings him this dog (who he has rescued,) to Eddie who was reluctant at first, having his heart set on getting a puppy to play with. Sidney soon changes Eddie's mind on that as they help Eddie's friends find a missing cat and her kittens. I love the remarkable illustrations which bring the characters to life. Eddie, Sidney and Eddie's friends, Dana and Joel are like 'real' kids you might know. I've read other stories by this author, and like J.D. Holiday's other stories, The Spy Game is a wonderful story about friendship and love of a pet.