“...It is a scary book. No, I mean a really, really scary book—and not just because of the murders. It is not for the faint-hearted. It’s like a huge, long-anticipated meal that gives one absolutely everything to eat that was ever desired—if eating a huge meal like that was the goal. The plot, the characters, and the details all conspire to give the reader a book that is excruciating to put down because of the craving to see what happens next.”
- cleveland.com and Sun Newspapers
"Cleveland-centric thriller by local author is cross between John Grisham and Stephen King."
- Cleveland's Scene Magazine
“…enough twists and turns that many readers will be surprised by the ending of this story, which is part serial killer thriller and part legal drama.”
- Sarasota Scene Magazine
"In this intense novel - gory at times, but flecked with humor - lawyer John Coleman struggles to keep his life in order as his situation becomes increasingly precarious. The writer (no, not that Michael Jordan) weaves dramatic Law & Order-worthy courtroom scenes as part of a page-turner about deception, betrayal, addiction and mystery, in which nearly every poor decision comes back to haunt."
- The George Washington University Magazine
- Cleveland Plain Dealer
"A well-written and complexly plotted crime thriller."
- Mensa Bulletin
“The terror of the Torso Murderer returns in this gritty, Cleveland-centric tale. Jordan delights with crackling dialogue, true-to-life characters, an intensely paced plot, and an explosive finale. A must-read for fans of Lecter, Dexter and the Ripper.”
- John Keyse-Walker, author of Sun, Sand, Murder and Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed. Winner of Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award.
“Michael Jordan brings characters and scenes to life in this emotionally gripping and compelling breakout novel. Brilliantly crafted.”
- Rick Porrello, author of To Kill the Irishman (adapted into a major motion picture), Superthief!, and The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia--Corn, Sugar, and Blood
"Set in Cleveland, the reader is met with a haunting past, a game of cat & mouse, fear, anger, a search for answers, relationships, betrayal, consequences, manipulation and the desire for justice. Buckle up, buttercups – this is one hell of a ride!"
"This is my sort of book, very dark and violent with suspense that makes my skin crawl like finger nails down a window pane. This is the debut novel by this author and he has smashed it. Just one wicked story from beginning to end. Bring it on Mr. Jordan!"
"Truly fast-paced, ...I could not put it down as I watched our protagonist, John, get himself deeper and deeper into trouble. Kudos to Jordan who was able to create a character that made me feel so many emotions... I binge read this one over the course of a few hours and feel like other lovers of crime fiction will too."
"...you get thrown into the story – I was gripped and the fast pace continued right to the end."