A timely, thoughtful book written by an author with an obvious love for his home town, an eye for character, and fluid, intelligent prose. Hurley's diverting political fantasy manages to make a preposterous proposition verge on credibility.
Peter Millar, The Times.
Within this accomplished thriller is a serious political novel about devolution and the centralisation of power in Whitehall.
Hurley's imaginative storyline is compelling in its own right but also worth reading for telling glimpses of what could happen if the carve-up of Britain goes too far.
Andrew Baldwin, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Further confirms his role as a tremendous thriller writer, a man able to turn the most bizarre plot into a credible storyline through masterful penmanship.
Mark Nicholls, Peterborough Evening Telegraph.
A thriller of the first order - a plot showing originality and planning and writing well up to the standard shown in his previous best-sellers.
David Hall, Oxford Times
Keith Newbery, Portsmouth News