'Scottish crime-writing at its finest, with a healthy dose of plot twists and turns, bodies and plenty of brutality'
'Jardine writes like he chews girders, but there's a subtlety too to his hard-edged crime thrillers that are very much in the vanguard of the tough but intelligent tartan noir movement . . . Skinner's lost none of his hard edge when he steps up to the plate after his daughter Alex, a legal eagle, is in trouble when a cold murder case explodes red hot and dangerous. Someone's going to meet his match in Skinner'
'The legendary Quintin Jardine . . . such a fine writer'