• "The Years of the Locust is criminally good...Jon Hotten charts the corruption and shattered lives this low-rent Machiavelli left in his wake in this gripping look at the dark heart of the noble art"

  • "Hotten tells a terrific story, a real-life tale that will appeal to anyone who enjoys the darkly comic Florida-based thrillers of Carl Hiaasan"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A brilliant feat of research and reportage"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "The Years of the Locust stands in the tradition of great boxing writing"

    Soctland on Sunday