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"Think of Plato's Republic with a body count" The Sunday Times

"A hugely entertaining fantasy...engagingly imagined" The Times

"An intricate web...Johnston is a Fawkes amongst plotters" The Observer

"Fascinating and thought-provoking" Val McDermid, Manchester Evening News

"A thrilling hunt-the-psycho novel with countless twists" Ian Rankin, Scotland on Sunday

"Remarkable...shows that crime fiction can not only be thrilling but intellectually exciting as well" The Economist

"An excellent satire, and good thriller to boot" Daily Telegraph

"A thoroughly entertaining chase intriguing backdrop...a first-rate hero. Offbeat but on target, this is one exciting debut." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"You'll see why Johnston's bone-chilling dystopia took Britain's John Creasey Award for the year's best crime debut" Kirkus Reviews

"Original and exciting" Chicago Tribune

"A natural for Blade Runner fans." Booklist

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