"Solid writing, a twisted, keep-'em-guessing plot, and a likable rogue hero drive this entertaining thriller."
"Polished writing and well-constructed situations make this one of Russell's better books."
"Seasoned pro Russell showcases sturdy police work on a complicated case."
"Russell has crafted an addictive police procedural on speed, with requisite intricate plotting and a stunning conclusion. It's all in the details, which Russell manages to juggle adeptly. If you've missed Russell in the past, grab the first title in the series, A Killing in China Basin, too."
"...the many unexpected twists and the genuinely shocking ending keep readers focused on turning pages."
"Russell smoothly blends mystery and thriller elements as the action builds to its satisfying climax..."
"The intricate plot...is upstaged by the brooding characters, good and evil, the snappy rhythms of Russell's sharply observed prose and the promise of Raveneau's return."
"A plot that's chock-a-block with red herrings and unexpected twists, an appealingly hard-bitten hero, and plenty of action make this solidly written police procedural a good choice for all fans of the genre."
"[Russell] cleverly resolves the complex plot threads and makes his lead compelling enough to warrant future books."
"With more twists and turns than Lombard Street, Russell's complex plot makes for a pulse-pounding police thriller."