• "Thrilling in every respect, but also hypnotic, fast-moving and intellectually challenging . . . Quite staggeringly good."

    Daily Mail
  • "It entertains us while it reflects with great profundity on the human condition . . . one of the best novelists around."

    Piers Paul Read, Spectator
  • "Nicolson describes it as 'a thriller about the meaning of life' and that's pretty accurate . . . A genuinely thought-provoking read."

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Very good . . . Kafka lurks in the background through all this but Nicholson successfully contrives to supplant that author's fatalism with a hard-won optimism concerning how to remain human amid inhumanity."

    The Times
  • "A pacy, tense and often funny read."

    Daily Telegraph