'Shady characters, twists, turns, murder, mayhem, humour, wonderful dialogue, white-knuckle pace -- everything I love about crime fiction in just the right amount'
'A magnificent thriller. Nicol strips his prose of ornamentation and achieves an extraordinary emotional energy out of his characters and their ordeals. This is language with muscle.'
'World class . . . pace, wonderful characters and brilliant dialogue'
'Mike Nicol is a talent deserving wide international recognition'
'Watch out Elmore Leonard, here comes Mike Nicol'
'A heady mix, and Nicol stirs it with vigour, inventiveness and wit . . . The laconic, street-smart style is so convincingly laid-back that it may blind readers to the artistry of the writing, which is taut and economical
'In the top rung . . . Nicol's clipped dialogue and sparse, high-impact prose recalls that of revered American recluse Cormac McCarthy
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