McCarthy is an original new voice who uses his inside knowledge to great effect in this memorable novel.
A good story, well told, and very much enriched by an insider's knowledge
A brilliant hero...every page is full of tension
Gritty, authentic and has enough twists to keep readers guessing until a shocking conclusion. McCarthy is a bright talent
This ferocious debut from a young medical student is one of the finest first crime novels I have encountered this year...Written with admirable verve and lacerating detail, it announces the arrival of a shiny new talent in British crime writing and grips from the start
A fast-moving, wholly contemporary tale...The vibrant mix of medical thriller and police procedural is enhanced by the realistic backdrop of inner-city social problems.
A stunning debut...gripping and original