"It's always a delight to discover a writer with an utterly distinctive voice…the words that best describe him, besides original, are outrageous and hilarious."
"Bruen's furious hard-boiled prose, chopped down to its trademark essence, never fails to astonish."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Bruen's style is clipped, caustic, heartbreaking and often hilarious."
--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Irish writer Ken Bruen does the noir thing well. His men are tough, his prose is lean, and there's not a single drop or morsel of sentimentality to be found therein."--Entertainment Weekly
"A soul-mate of Jim Thompson's, or maybe James M. Cain's."--Irish Times