“A few pages in, I was sold . . . Lestat always felt real to me to a somewhat discomforting degree . . . Beautiful . . . Suave, complex . . . I will always be so grateful that Anne has given me another opportunity to follow the adventures of this very intriguing vampire, who is much more than just a one-dimensional caricature.”
“Plenty of action, humor, and literary allusions drive the story to a bang-up conclusion. Johnson . . . never disappoints.”
“An illuminating, self-effacing and pleasurable inquiry into le Carré’s creative process, offering globe-spanning thrills of a different, but no less captivating kind than those associated with the novels.”
“Sketch out some exotic, ephemeral settings, make every villain as nasty as possible, and it's another of Cussler's cinematic-style entertainments spinning out at hold-on-to-your-hat speed.”
“The prose is crisp and clean, and the fighting is realistic. . . . This latest installment has all the classic ingredients: a great setting (Hamburg), a good villain, and a mystery that draws you in efficiently, escalates unpredictably, and has a satisfying resolution.”
The Obsidian Chamber (Agent Pendergast series) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
"Keep[s] the excitement meter pegged ... Action-adventure with a macabre, sometimes-fantastical flair."