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"Along with deft plotting and abundant surprises (including a socko finish), Lindsey offers suspense shrewdly balanced by a number of thoughtful meditations on the nature of betrayal and deceit. Sure to win Lindsey numerous new fans--and thoroughly satisfy his current ones."
"David Lindsey's latest novel has you breathlessly turning the pages to find the next twist. But what makes this book rise above the genre is the characters' ability to reflect on the way intelligence work seeps into every aspect of their lives."
The Washington Post
At the top of the pile is David Lindsey's An Absence of Light...(Lindsey) has a strong grasp of the moral strengths and weaknesses of his characters, and even his minor figures have a complexity that is far beyond the reach of most writers in the field."
The Chicago Tribune
"Fans of Lindsey's previous novels will recognize his fluid prose and the surprising human touch he brings to his characters...this is a multilayered thriller that races to an explosive conclusion."
"...a spectacular conclusion...a page turner."
"David Lindsey's novel provides us with both plenty of muscular action and a sense of ambivalence, an element missing from many contemporary thrillers...a compelling and at times profound thriller."
"...the plot is complex and intriguing, the characters are believable, and the language is lush. Good doesn't wholly triumph in the end. It's life, and it's David Lindsey at his best."
"(Lindsey) is a master of the defining characteristic of the mystery novel, the entanglement of seemingly unrelated events. Lindsey's language is clear and precise...no other writer has possessed (Houston) with as much assuredness and force."
Dallas Morning News
"The final chapters, when masks are dropped, sizzle with tension, and author David Lindsey, a bright and tough talent, springs a last-minute surprise or two."
New York Daily News
"Lindsey's discerning treatment of women merits special mention...his portraits are refreshingly gentle..."
Texas Monthly Magazine
"...(Lindsey) is one of the current masters of crime fiction...unravels the plot's harrowing dilemma with his usual credible impact."
Daily Press (Newport News)
Lindsey is dead-solid perfect...(his) books are, at their core, inquiries into the nature of evil... As always, Lindsey brings a polished literary style to his material."
"...carefully plotted...and a bang-up ending..."
Austin American Statesman
"...an absorbing novel of corruption, betrayal and violence...Lindsey builds the case and suspense layer by layer."
San Antonio Express News