DAILY MAIL:"This is a rollicking study of Fleet Street - not, however, the Fleet Street we some of us tread, but Fleet Street as it ought to be; a region of deep shadows and violent contrasts, where newspaper proprietors resemble the earlier Roman emperors, and editors, those modest, hard-working men, combine the effrontery of a hardened share-pusher with the patient guile of a Machiavelli."
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST:"An outstanding novel. His style is abrupt, and is perhaps a mild shock to the reader at first, but soon it has one swept along into a dramatic story that never flags. It is really a story of bad types - a bad type of newspaper proprietor and a bad type of editor, told by a type of columnist who is certainly not squeamish. There is a sound plot that sustains interest to the very end. One can say frankly that there are no dull periods in a book with a grim subject, but salted with plenty of strong, masculine humour.
THE WESTERN MAIL:"This is certainly a brilliant novel, brilliant in plot, in the handling of situation and character, and in the sure, accomplished manner in which it is all done."