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... "