Fast-paced . . . Enthralling. . . Mesmerizingly sinister. . . Dazzling.
The Washington Post
Unsurprisingly, Tucker s depiction of how a crack investigative reporter works is spot-on, and the story he tells is fast-moving and suspenseful with an explosively violent conclusion. But the best thing about this novel is Tucker s pitch-perfect dialogue and vivid prose that immerses the reader inside the action.
Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press
Tucker s Sully Carter novels have quickly sneaked up on me as one of my favorite new series. . . . Strong, tight writing, a good sense of story and a main character who fights the good fight in journalism and in life. . . . Here Carter s on the case of a deadly shooting at Capitol Hill -- the kind of occurrence that seems all too possible now -- that transforms into a larger look at mental institutions in a way that is both authentic to the plot and to its greater theme.
Sarah Weinman, The Crime Lady
Sully Carter -- tough, sardonic, and yet compassionate -- is a marvelous creation, and Neely Tucker is a superb writer.
Marilyn Dahl, Shelf Awareness for Readers
[An]astoundingly well-written thriller. . . .As a lead character in the series that includes the critically acclaimedThe Ways of the DeadandMurder, D.C., Sully is everything you want in a journalist and crime investigator. . . . Scenes that echo the creepiest moments of Dennis Lehane sShutter Island.
New York Journal of Books
Tucker raises the stakes and ramps up the darkness in this series and makes you wonder, and even worry a little about, what s coming next.
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
We can hear Faulkner . . .in stretches of Tucker s rhythmic, acoustic prose and in the underlying message within this powerful thriller: ignore the pleas of the powerless, and awful things happen.
Provocative. . . . Tucker realistically depicts the newspaper industry in this terrifying thriller.
A book yearning to be a movie, with plenty of clever jabbering, smart wisecracks and newsroom jargon between action scenes. . . . A worthy end-of-summer distraction from the heat and summer storms.
Wicked Local Gloucester
Long live Sully Carter, reporter, detective and all around shrewd guy.Another of Neely Tucker's brilliant tight thrillers, Only the Hunted Run finds Sully, having survived a capitol building massacre, looking into the shooter's history and motivations. The trail goes into the past and the future and Sully's the only one who can stope further carnage. Great fun!
New York Times bestselling author Stephen Hunter
Praise for the Sully Carter series
The test of a crime series is its main character, and Sully is someone we ll want to read about again and again.
Lisa Scottoline, The Washington Post
Tucker at his best recalls the work of Richard Price. . . . Terrific summer reading. With his second success, Tucker has proven that his series is one to follow.
The Miami Herald
[An] invigorating series . . . The traits that will make this (one hopes) a long and strong series are evident in both books: the realistic dialogue, the vivid characters, and the portrayal of our nation s capital as a city with many facets other than the one tourists see.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Praise for Murder, D.C.
[Tucker] puts forth a darkly comedic vision of race and justice (or lack thereof) over generations of American history. There s no more satisfying sight than a writer who knows exactly what he s doing and only gets better at what he does.
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