A stimulating and highly atmospheric thriller, reminiscent of both Ambler and Greene ... An auspicious debut ... -- Tangled Web UK Review June 2002
Birmingham's excellent publishing house has unearthed a winner in Mr Brayne...Compelling and disturbing...a well-judged thriller. -- Sunday Mercury, May 5, 2002
Echoes of Graham Greene...stylish, thought-provoking thriller...reeks of the damp heat, violence and corruption of Indonesia -- The Bookseller, February 8, 2002
Hot, damp, colourful, dirty...Superior debut from Brayne...penetrating insight into the uncomfortable dynamics of a post-colonial society. -- Manchester Evening News, May 11, 2002
[Brayne] manages to deliver a stimulating and highly atmospheric thriller, reminiscent of Ambler and Greene ... An auspicious debut. -- Tangled Web website, June 2002
About the Author
Alan Brayne was born in the Black Country, and currently works in Indonesia where he has taught English since 1996. Jakarta Shadows is his first novel.