"Wambaughs darkest nonfiction since The Onion Field. . . . A meticulous and suspenseful reconstruction . . . . A powerful and elegant police procedural."–Kirkus Reviews.
"Like that cop that he was, Wambaugh brings his English colleagues to vivid life, and like the instinctive reporter that he is, he makes Narborough seem more like Brigadoon than contemporary Britain. For this one, both thumbs up."–New York Daily News