Hurley has matured into an outstanding writer. This, his sixth novel, is moving without being sentimental - and a reminder of an ugly little war that is too often forgotten.
Michael Hartland, Daily Telegraph.
A fine example of an increasingly rare species: a compelling story, meticulously researched, carefully organised, beautifully told. It will keep you awake until the small hours. And it will chill your blood.
Frank Delaney, The Book Show (Sky TV)
Hurley, a writer of ever-increasing renown, has employed his unique and gripping style to investigate the moral issues of an industry which leaves 200 people killed or maimed each month.
Alex Gordon, Peterborough Evening Telegraph.
This is the first time I have read a Graham Hurley novel and I am very impressed. From a sad scenario, he has conjured a thriller full of compassion and excitement. It is 500 pages long, and yet the pace never flags. A gem of a story.
Tim Manderson, Publishing News.
A book written from the heart, a book that deserves to be read all the more because of it.
Andrew Howard, Exeter Express and Echo.
This touching tale of a forgotten war confirms the author's presence as one of the great new talents of the 90s.
Alison Ferst, Teeside Evening Gazette
At once a compassionate and powerful condemnation of the continued use of mines - and one hell of a compelling read.
Steve Craggs, Darlington Northern Echo.
The Perfect Soldier is a compelling and thought-provoking thriller which rockets Hurley into the premier story-telling league alongside Wilbur Smith and Jack Higgins.
Simon Ritchie, Yorkshire Evening Press