Laukkanen's thrillers go beyond bloodshed and giving bad guys their due. His protagonists show a level of humanity that makes his stories a real pleasure.
As good as thrillers get.
Everything you could want in a thriller - rich setting, breakneck pacing, thrilling action, a ton of heart, and a great dog. This is a cancel-your-plans-so-you-can-stay-in-to-read book
Fans of C. J. Box and Michael Koryta will enjoy the authenticity of this gut-wrenching story
Praise for GALE FORCE
A fresh and sweeping thriller . . . A terrific heroine--gutsy, smart, and full of heart
Deeply sympathetic . . . a tender if melancholy mystery
I could write pages singing the praises of Deception Cove's vivid characters and ruthless pace - but here's the short version: Owen Laukkanen sure as hell knows how to tell a story. Read this one, you won't regret it
One of the most outstanding adventures of the year
An adventure tour-de-force and a heroine to be reckoned with
Superb . . . a first-rate thriller with plenty of action
Owen Laukkanen is a powerhouse writer, and Deception Cove cements that fact. This is a harrowing story of redemption that feels intimate and cinematic at the same time. A must-read