Excellent . . . with an old-school hero and a plot rich in twists and turns . . . It's impossible to read this book without imagining Caine as the deadpan Harry . . . This is the book most Caine fans would hope he'd write: well-crafted and idiosyncratic.
Hugely entertaining . . . think The Ipcress File and The Italian Job . . . The action does not flag for a moment . . . Told with Caine's trademark ironic humour, it's an old-fashioned delight
Caine has a great ear for dialogue and his story zips along . . .There's bags of energy in this, and the denouement is a bonkers delight
The novel is well-paced, building to a climax with some wrong turns, dead ends, and red herrings carefully planted along the way . . . [the] energy and drive make for a lively, page-turning read, peppered with some unexpected twists and turns. The highly theatrical denouement is startling, and Caine has done well to conceal certain secrets until the end
The fast-paced drama takes many twists in narrative, leaving you turning the pages in anticipation... With real edge-of-the-seat action, Deadly Game has a great feel of old-school heroics - and it proves difficult not to read some parts in Caine's distinctive Cockney accent
The drama takes many twists . . . With real edge-of-the-seat action, there is a great feel of old-school heroics - and it proves difficult not to read some parts in Caine's distinctive Cockney accent
Am impressively accomplished debut