Privateers will grab you by the collar and won’t let you go . . . . It thrusts you into the real world and makes you look hard at its beauty and its heartbreak.
—Jonathan Eig, New York Times bestselling author
Newton is the real deal. I’ll read anything he writes.
Shocking, indelible, and brutal; alternating with strange beauty and desperate tenderness.
—Kevin Nash, Chicago Sun Times
Blazing, life in the wrong lane!
—Alan Cheuse, Los Angeles Times / Chicago Tribune
Edgar® Award for Best First Novel by an American Author
UK Crime Writers’ Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for Best Thriller
International Thriller Writers Association Thriller Award
Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel
American Library Association Best Crime Novel Debut