“Mayor’s New England eye mercilessly details what he sees without the “calendar nostaligia” that usually clings to such villages and backwaters. We get sucked into a web of drug

smugglers from dead kingpins to irascible sidekicks. The clever plot expands like a dark whirlppol and reveals the underbely of Vermont and Maine.”


 “Archer Mayor doesn’t do quaint. He might use poetic imagery to describe the austere beauty of New England’s rugged mountains and snowbound villages, but as far as their crime content is concerned, his police procedurals are about as authentic as it gets.”


  “Mayor’s fine 19th Joe Gunther novel (after 2007’s Chat) will leave fans feeling fully satisfied.”