"Quick pacing, sharp dialogue and very human characters--the good guys and the bad--make Michael Koryta's debut a fine and satisfying read."
--SJ Rozan, Edgar-winning author of Winter and Night
"Michael Koryta hits the ground running with this masterful debut. He's already so good, it's scary!"
-- Steve Hamilton, author of Ice Run
"An exciting debut that crackles with gunfire and terse, dead-on dialogue. This is noir, fresh and fine."
--William Kent Krueger, author of Blood Hollow
"...the 21-year-old author excels at building characters and story, making this one of the best mystery debuts this year."
"This riveting detective novel should delight fans looking for new talent."
"A gracefully written, straight-ahead detective story with a welcome 11th-hour surprise."
"Koryta is only 21, but he writes with the style of a seasoned vet...This is a writer to watch."
--Globe & Mail
"Michael Koryta makes an impressive debut."
--Midwest Book Review
"An incredibly fresh private-investigator novel...Koryta...emerges fully formed in his first effort."