A gripping, genre-bending fusion of police procedural and political thriller, it pulls the reader into a story of murder and betrayal amid a conspiracy to develop military bio-engineering. Conway . . . writes with verve and an insider's confidence . . . The questions raised by the story . . . linger long after the reader turns the last page.
Its ever-shifting boldness is exhilarating, as he blends detective fiction, bio-thriller, political and adventure ingredients and sets his closing chapters in the mountains of Georgia.
Vivid and atmospheric from its opening lines, ROCK CREEK PARK sweeps us into a fantastic yet fully realized world, fusing the political thriller with a murder mystery as enthralling as it is complex. Replete with engaging characters and engrossing scenes, this is one novel where the pages seem to turn themselves. Simon Conway is a serious talent.
A terrific read. ROCK CREEK PARK does for Washington what Gorky Park did for Moscow. Bring in the readers, scare the tourists.
With ROCK CREEK PARK, Simon Conway has succeeded where many longtime Washington D.C. writers have failed: he has delivered a bristling, stomach-knotting Beltway murder drama in which the capital city's timeless connivances are expertly captured. This is Conway's best and most imaginative book yet.
As a writer with an apartment overlooking Rock Creek Park, I can testify to the dead-on accuracy of Simon Conway's portrayal. As a veteran Washington journalist, I can attest to his perfect-pitch rendition of the smug insider world of DC power players. And as a lover of thrillers, I can confess that I was hooked (or, more accurately, addicted) from the moment the first body popped up in Rock Creek Park.
A genetic hybrid of police procedural, political thriller, Michael Crichton style techno thriller with some post Cold War adventure thriller thrown into the mix for good measure. And it works. Conway writes very well and depicts both characters and locations effectively . . . an immediate page turner