"Like an astronaut planting a flag on the moon, I'm claiming the discovery of Ed Lin and you're all going to have to fight me for him. He's my favorite new writer in years. I can't wait to see what he does next." - SJ Rozan, author of Shanghai Moon
"Reminiscent of the urban noir of Charles Willeford…both lively and dead-on. Snakes Can't Run is a book with fangs. It wastes no time coiling you in its plot and devouring the reader with both venomous and memorable characters." - Arthur Nersesian, author of The Fuck Up
"Pulsating...reminiscent of Elmore Leonard. As we follow the novel's singular detective, Robert Chow, and delve deeper into the fascinating, labyrinthine subculture of New York's Chinatown in the 1970s, Snakes Can't Run becomes compulsively readable." - Don Lee, author of Wrack and Ruin and Country of Origin
"Ed Lin is a new gifted voice in the urban crime and mystery genre, depicting his inner landscape, New York's Chinatown and beyond, with innate affection, sharp acuteness and understated humor. Lin's charm oozes from the amazing arrays of characters prowling that Island-tip precinct; his tales are well-simmered mysteries, to be slowly savored and relished."
- Da Chen, author of Colors of the Mountain and Brothers
"Snakes Can't Run is a unique down-to-the-gritty-sidewalk police procedural. If you dig the novels of Eddie Bunker or movies like 'King of New York' and 'Mean Streets,' Ed Lin's subterranean neighborhood is for you." - Barry Gifford, author of Imagination of the Heart and Wild at Heart