“[An] intricate, first-rate thriller… Mayor’s understanding of human behavior make his tortured protagonist and unforgettable character. His powers of description not confined to Vermont, the author embues well-known and obscure New York neighborhoods with a sparkling sense of place. A riveting plot and exceptional writing will surely enhance Mayor’s reputation.”


“Mayor, a master of the slow-paced, relationship-driven, small-town mystery, proved equally capable here of tightening his grip around the neck of the hard-boiled novel but without losing his feel for the subtlety of human interaction.”