“Mystery plotting at its highest level, all the disparate strands forming into a web and then into a knot that tightens around victim, detective and reader. Top marks.”—Spectator (UK)
“Hair-raising . . . [A] devilishly complicated mystery. Don’t even try to guess the outcome.”—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review.
“To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut