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BOOKLIST (*Starred Review): “The fifth Martinez mystery is a mesmerizing mix of high-tech procedural and small-town cozy. The plot is ingenious, the dialogue realistic, and Kisor’s characters could never be mistaken for types from central casting. Mix in the economically depressed but beautiful UP, and the unusual premise, and you have an almost perfect mystery.”— Wes Lukowsky

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “Nicely plotted . . . Kisor’s intimate, appreciative view of the sparsely populated, richly historic Upper Peninsula is a plus.”

KIRKUS REVIEWS: Kisor “narrates in an engaging first-person voice, folding in interesting bits of local history. . . In this fifth Martinez procedural (Hang Fire, 2013, etc.), Kisor’s measured yet relaxed style is a very good match for this multidimensional case.”

ONTONAGON (MI) HERALD: “It is difficult to put the book down long enough to grab a bite to eat, and a part of the fascination is matching up the places in the story line with places that are famiiar to us all. ... It is obvious that Kisor has done extensive research not only on standard police procedures, but he also makes reference to the rivalries that can exist among law enforcement agencies.”—Bruce Johanson

GUMSHOEREVIEW.COM: "An established writer, Kisor spins an interesting tale and keeps the pages turning without unneeded violence. The characters are complex and believable and the reader will root for Steve and the local lawmen trying to solve a puzzle that has stumped the FBI."—Mel Jacob

LAKE SUPERIOR MAGAZINE: "Engaging . . . You can enjoy this book without reading the others, but you likely will want to spend more time in the U.P. with the good sheriff."—Konnie LeMay

FRIENDS OF MYSTERY.ORG: "A bonus for readers is the description of the historic areas of the Upper Peninsula. . . . This is the first book I have read in the series, but I found it hard to put down."—Jon Talton