Mr. Steiner brings this frightening period to life through well-drawn characters we come to care about. In documenting the theft of a nation’s soul, he tells a human story. The Good Cop is a humdinger.
In a disturbing, menacing novel featuring courageous, believable characters, Steiner tells a thought-provoking story of the importance of a free press when a country and its justice system are in upheaval ... Strongly recommended for all readers interested in this era or in a free press. Fans of Rebecca Cantrell’s Hannah Vogel series will recognize the bleak atmosphere.
... impressive ... Steiner has pulled off a crime story and a procedural in the frame of a historical novel ... A precisely written, carefully plotted novel, all the more dramatic for its understated tone.
... [a] promising series launch ... Though the plotting and characterizations are less sophisticated than in Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther novels, Steiner nicely dramatizes the politics of early Weimar Germany. Readers will welcome Geismeier’s further adventures.