"...audacious historical novel about the Irish revolutionary martyr Roger Casement."
"...a novel that, although set a hundred years ago...translates the past into a present as immediate as it is unnerving."
"...big ambitious book guided by...intelligence and sly prose..."
"A penetrating contemplation of relationships, or loyalty and betrayal, and of what it is to be 'valiant'"
"...entertaining and historically persuasive novel."
"...goes a long way toward examining current issues of white male privilege, sexuality, and class."
"...an impressive balance of historical accuracy and dramatic momentum, crafting a stellar fiction..."
"That the novel can be so despairingly honest about a writer's limitations while still being so entertaining says a lot about Murray's considerable talent."
"Murray shows pitch perfect dialogue, along with an uncanny ability to define character..."
"...a brilliant job of imbuing grand chunks of black and white history with color breathing fire."
...fascinating characters--and there are a lot of characters...
"...Reconstructing the lives of two extraordinary men and a remarkable woman in brilliant prose..Highly recommended."
"While Murray's work...is often described with the weak catchall phrase 'historical fiction' it is more nearly about the tensions of colonization."