'Touching and gripping until the very last page'
'Exceptionally good...the work of a master storyteller'
'A compelling and deeply persuasive meditation on the moral ambiguities of heroism...a page turner of a thriller as well as an affecting (and very sexy) love story, ingeniously constructed, carefully weighted...a novel of beauty and faith'
'Any new work by this master of moral complexity is a matter for rejoicing. He looks into the heart of the human condition with a piercing intelligence that few can match'
'A subtle examination of heroism... the elegance and economy of this novel are dazzling...This clever, compelling novel asks some uncomfortable questions'
'A poignant and touching novel...wonderfully written'
'Both an absorbing wartime thriller and a thoroughly convincing study of grief