An intelligent, brilliantly plotted and paced thriller whose chief theme - police corruption in the Met - could not be more topical...The scenes involving Nick Belsey have a poetic texture and a turbulent, anarchic verve that set them apart. If you need to feed your Mick Herron habit, Oliver Harris could be just the fix; he is class A
Nick Belsey, once a rogue cop, now a fugitive, is back - and far from his old patch of Hampstead, NW3. Now he's driving a chocolate brown Maserati in Mexico...Oliver Harris is an outstanding writer and the most "American" writer we have: by which I mean he combines violence and romance, a sense of place and humour, in the same exciting way as, for example, Michael Connelly or Robert Crais. He deserves to be far more widely appreciated.