PositiveLibrary JournalFirst-time novelist Nieh is a Chinese-English translator and widely traveled, and his Beijing scenes are gritty and scary. Some plot elements may leave readers confused, but the narrative moves briskly and the characters are well developed ... This late-coming-of-age thriller, in which Victor learns just what he is capable of doing, grabs readers early and doesn’t readily let go.
RaveLibrary JournalMina...is a skilled author ... With a gutsy, endearing heroine and a wondrously surprising ending, this is highly recommended.
PositiveLibrary JournalLescroart...deftly employs an ensemble cast to reflect a variety of viewpoints, including DREAMers, ICE agents, and current political trends. He skillfully ties it all together, but the ending feels a bit forced. Still, the series\' legions of fans will enjoy Hardy\'s return from a brief retirement.
Howard Michael Gould
PositiveLibrary JournalGould\'s experience as a film and TV writer and producer is evident in this well-written first novel that manages to focus on environmental concerns while spoofing Hollywood clichés with a nod toward classic American detective fiction. Charlie Waldo would do well on the big screen—he does very well here.