In this tight and fast-paced novel Patrick U Maidoh gives the reader an examination of the phenomenon of cult gangs in the Nigerian education system. Based on a true story, The Protagonist - A Tale of Two Halves, follows the path of Remy, the son of a successful and disciplined father who requires application and excellent results from his children. But Remy prefers football and girls to studies and soon falls foul of his father's demands. It is a relief when the boy becomes a young man and leaves his home for university. But from that point on, the lure of the gang, in particular the BNM confraternity, draws him into a world of violence where he must use his wits to stay clear of the law and not fail his father again.