"Harstad punches all the paranoia buttons."
— The New York Times Book Review
"Compelling … [with a] spectacular finale … Harstad writes ‘cop talk’ that’s not only believable but often (intentionally) funny."
— Publishers Weekly
"Harstad gets better and better with each book."
— Library Journal
"Escape the urban thriller to the heartland with Harstad, a real rising star."
— Booknews from The Poisoned Pen
"Plenty of laughs, skewed violence, and marvelous takes on how weird Iowa winters can be — in the third, and best, procedural featuring easygoing Nation County Deputy Sheriff Carl Houseman, from a former Iowa deputy sheriff who knows the territory inside out."
— Kirkus Reviews
Also by Donald Harstad:
And look for the new Carl Houseman novel from Donald Harstad coming from Doubleday in hardcover in January 2002