harp-eyed and suspenseful, Trevor Banks' tale of ultimate
payback raises the bar for the genre. Just as he did with Sins
of the Geisha, Banks has given the world a meaty piece of red-hot
- Carl Sutton, author of Sudden Justice
"Ballsy and big-hearted, Detective Slade Sheehan is a character
for the ages. Only Trevor Banks could create a protagonist with
so many layers. A champion of justice, but with a soft spot for
small-time hoods, you'll be rooting for Sheehan to conquer his
fetishes and win back his one true love, all the way to the blood-soaked
but tender climax."
- Thom Halpern, author of Sharkville
"With Dex Hauser, Trevor Banks has created the type of bible-quoting,
gun-toting, unrelenting killing machine too-long missing from
contemporary literature. Hauser's near-daily axe fights with
the troubled but brilliant Sheehan result in a riveting, terrifying
page-turner. The verdict is in: Banks' long-awaited follow-up
to Blood Splatter is guilty of greatness."
-Patricia Quinn, author of She's Been Captured By Mountain
"Crackling tension. I couldn't put it down. Except during the
opera scene. I didn't get that. Why was Sheehan wearing that
reversible red cape, and how did snapping the cellist's neck
contribute to the plot? But I was absorbed."
- Will S. Donovan, author of Murder at the Waffle House
"The cellist was obviously working for Dex Hauser
and would have been a great source of information, but Sheehan
was so drunk that he didn't consider that. Plus, he always wore
the reversible cape when drinking. It was symbolic: black for
routine investigative work, red for off-duty thrill kills and
sex with whores. It's so obvious. Read it again. Banks scores."
- Frank Collins, author of Kill, Sweet Raven
"Anyone who has woken up next to a dead swimsuit model and succumbed
to that old necrophilic urge will relate to Dex Hauser's struggle
for redemption. It's impossible to not see yourself on every
page and sort through all the harebrained schemes and drug-clouded
orgies you've been a part of. The whole thing just tore my heart
out. I love you, son. And thanks for the smokes."
- Henry "Cougar" Banks author of Cellblock Zero: My Life
in the Hole
"Astonishing.that my own son could write something so violent
and perverse. Everybody's killing everybody, and all the characters
have multiple sex partners. I didn't raise him this way."
-Florence Banks, author of Timesaving Tips for Tuckered
"Trevor Banks? Decent jump shot. Tough under the basket. Flipped
out and broke another player's nose once. But I remember him
as a nice kid overall. Real quiet. His book? Haven't read it.
I like romance and sports biographies."
- Roy Sybil, author of The High School Basketball Handbook
"A work for the ages. All hail Trevor Banks!"
- Harold Bloom, author of The Western Canon and
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human