"I love this book. It's fast, hard, and tight and it blasts through the London underworld like a cigarette boat on the Thames." - Lee Child, bestselling author of Persuader
"British author Simon Kernick shows every sign of being a major talent...Powerful prose, tight plotting and a clever fair-play puzzle add up to a remarkable first effort."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Impressive...with a voice not unlike James M. Cain's in Double Indemnity."-Kirkus
"Kernick's debut is compelling, dark and suspenseful."-Booklist