is a highly original piece of work, at once charming, moving, and gripping (Martin Amis)HHhH
blew me away. Binet's style fuses it all together: a neutral, journalistic honesty sustained with a fiction writer's zeal and story-telling instincts. It's one of the best historical novels I've ever come across (Brett Easton Ellis)
Extraordinary first novel. a literary triumph. The book's final section, which recounts the assassination and subsequent manhunt in minute detail, is a masterpiece of tension, and its closing pages are extremely moving. Very few page-turners come as smart and original as this (The Times
Mindblowing. obsessed with the past but gleaming with radical innovation, it's urgent and new and terrifying and beautiful and pretty and much the best thing that's happened in fiction for ages (Dazed and Confused
Magnificent... unsurpassable... told with grace and elegance... exerts a hypnotic sway over the reader... something of a Greek tragedy and of the splendid thriller
... All the details have such persuasive force that they remain indelibly recorded in the memory of the reader (Mario Vargas Llosa)
An astonishing, unforgettable novel: a thrilling Second World War assassination plot told with rare literary brilliance.