The electrifying tale of a New York City police detective under siege—by an unsolved murder, by his own dark past, and by a violent stalker seeking revenge.
The Whites is the crime novel of the year—grim, gutsy, and impossible to put down. I had to read the final 100 pages in a single sitting. I began being fascinated, and ended being deeply moved. Call him Price or Brandt, he knows everything about police life, and plenty about friendship: what your friends do for you… and what they sometimes do to you.Stephen King
Whether you call it a crime novel or a mystery novel or a giraffe with polka dots is largely irrelevant—The Whites is, simply put, a great American novel.Dennis Lehane
This is high-octane literature, with the best of Richard Price and his souped-up pseudonym Harry Brandt. Price/Brandt gets to the heart of those stories that everyone else refuses to tell. The Whites manages to patrol New York and deepen our sense of the city and all its dark corners.Colum McCann
Richard Price isn’t fooling anybody with this Harry Brandt business; only he could have written The Whites. It has everything that makes his novels so wonderful—the dark humor, the intricate interleaving of character and plot, the deep research into the science of the streets, the moral gravity and the flawless, magical dialogue. Indeed the only credible thing to be said about Harry Brandt is that he has written one of Richard Price’s best books yet.Michael Chabon
As unstoppable as a train coming through a tunnel… [Price] manages to give the story a fierce momentum, one that makes putting this book aside to sleep or eat or do anything else very difficult… This book literally interrupted my professional and personal life. Once in, I had to stay in and stick with it to the end.Michael Connelly, The New York Times Book Review