The book primarily focuses on the Kasparov-Karpov fifth match in New York/Lyon in the early 90's. Kasparov at times ebullient, petulant and despairing finds himself caught between business concerns, chess concerns and political concerns. Kasparov's chameleon like emotions are the primary reason both Fred, and the reader cannot get close to him.
As with Searching..., the digressions are the weakest point of the book. Though necessary due to Kasparov's involvement and angst about them, the political reports take away from the main narrative.
One backhanded compliment, reading this book does give you a sense of the exhaustion felt by top level players in world championship level chess.
Kasparov's auto-biography, Unlimited Challenge, though self-serving was a much more interesting read. However, I do give credit again to Waitzking for making this an honest, fair look at his friend Kasparov. I'd really like to know if Kasparov looked over the book and what he thought about his portrayal.