"Superb … Tres Navarre walks a thin, highly believable and surprisingly suspenseful line that should delight old Riordan fans and win new ones."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"If not the king of Texas crime writing, Rick Riordan is certainly among the princes!"
—The Denver Post
"Riordan’s Navarre is tough to beat, mentally or physically…. Inspires as many laughs as gasps….. Any reader who waits impatiently for every new Dave Robichaux or Stephanie Plum mystery can add Riordan to his to-be-read list."
–San Jose Mercury News
"As soon as you start reading Riordan, you understand the acclaim. His voice is fresh yet sure, with insights so trenchant they nearly provoke tears. And Riordan’s characters, even the minor ones, are achingly believable."
— Booklist, starred review, on Cold Springs
"Riordan writes so well about the people and topography of his Texas hometown that he quickly marks the territory as his own."
"There’s a reason why this guy keeps winning awards….a master stylist. I can’t wait for his next."
Tres Navarre is "[A] hard-nosed private investigator who never lets justice interfere with personal loyalties…. Riordan shifts his storytelling back and forth between heroes and villains in a tale of revenge and misguided efforts at justice."