Reviews

  • "Extraordinary ... smart, sophisticated, suspenseful - and important. If you try one new thing this year, make it Star of the North. "

    Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher thrillers
  • "Tense and compelling."

    James Swallow, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD
  • "A superior thriller…steeped in the intrigue, culture and family of a closed regime."

    Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author
  • "[Y]ou should read this forensic exposure of the horrors of [Kim Jong-un’s] regime in this Tom Clancy-style evocation of what life there is actually like… Fast-moving and compelling, it provides the perfect fictional backdrop to the summit diplomacy we are now witnessing."

    Daily Mail
  • "[John] parlays his knowledge into a grim but incisive narrative…. This is a masterly evocation of life under the Kim Jong-il regime."

    Barry Forshaw, Guardian