• "You will want to reach the book's nearly perfect ending in a single sitting"

    Time Out
  • "The author is in the best sense a romantic and to read him is to rediscover the delights of Dumas and Conan Doyle"

    Amanda Craig, The Times
  • "As assured and elegant as Don Jaime's sword thrusts"

    Stephanie Merritt, Observer
  • "A delight... the thriller as it out to be"

    Allan Massie, Scotsman