Starred review - "The nail-biting suspense, high-octane action, and keep-'em-guessing plot set this book apart from the usual spy thriller, but it's smart, tough, fearless, quick-thinking superspook Harry Tate who puts it in a whole other league. Superb!" --Booklist (American Library Association)
"... a ramped-up spy story of unusual vigor and imagination. The plotting is intricate... the action intense fast-paced... a strong sontender in a field long dominated by John le Carre and Ian Fleming." --LIBRARY JOURNAL (US)
"British author Magson takes a break from crime fiction with this solid, suspenseful first of a new espionage series. MI5 agent, Harry Tate... is an intriguing addition to the ranks of the genre's reluctant spies, and readers will eagerly await his next adventure." --PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY
"This is an assured polished piece of writing. Magson lays down the ominous sense of betrayal carefully as anything you'd expect to read in a Fleming or le Carre. So I can't wait until the next Harry Tate thriller." --Shots Magazine - shotsmag.co.uk
"... takes a portion of styles (thrills, drama and spying as a dirty business) and mixes them together into a thrilling espionage tale. Those who like spy stories logical, topical, with a hint of trade-craft and characters you actually care about, will find a lot to enjoy... "
First in the brand-new Harry Tate thriller series - Having been made the scapegoat for a botched drugs intercept operation, MI5 officer Harry Tate is dispatched to 'Red Station', a remote outpost in the Balkans, ostensibly to avoid press scrutiny, but where in effect the security services send 'problem' agents they'd like to be rid of. But the outpost is thrust into the international spotlight when troops begin massing in the area; and, as the situation becomes increasingly dangerous, Tate discovers the real, truly shocking, purpose behind 'Red Station' - and decides to fight back . . .